The word cherry is too common. How about acerola cherry? Have you ever heard or read ’bout that? Quite sure you knew it somehow.
Although not commonly seen in cold places, acerola cherry is somewhat similar in appearance to red cherry. It is usually referred to as a Puerto Rican cherry, Antilles cherry, West Indian cherry and Barbados cherry. With all those confusing name, acerola cherry is most acceptable in many places.
But there is quite more to know about acerola cherry more than its name. Acerola cherry (Malpighia emarginata) is another superfruit packed with a huge vitamin C punch. You can definitely reap various health benefits associated with its nutrient content. It contains over 150 phytonutrients and is one of the richest sources of vitamin C in the planet. It has more vitamin C than other fruits with a cup of it contains 1,644 milligrams, which is equivalent to 2,740 percent of the recommended daily intake.
Some of its most unique health benefits include its ability to:
- manage diabetes
- improve heart health
- increase eye health
- protect the skin
- reduce signs of aging
- prevent certain types of cancer
- increase circulation
- reduce allergic reactions
- improve mood
- stimulate the immune system
The cancer prevention properties of acerola cherry is due to its vitamin C and quercertin content. These anti-carcinogenic properties in acerola cherry fight against carcinogens which can damage the genome or disrupt cellular metabolic processes. The high content of vitamin C of this cherry gives its anti-aging properties. Vitamin C may help in the formation of collagen, the fibrous tissue that makes up healthy skin. This vitamin also helps promote the growth of skin cells.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that must be constantly replaced. It is easily destroyed in the cooking process, and studies have shown that people under severe stress, smokers, and those taking oral contraceptive require higher levels of vitamin C.
The signature vitamin C blend packs a positive punch with the extra wow factor of acerola cherry extract, containing naturally-occuring bioflavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Acerola in VINALI:
- provides nutritional support to the immune system
- protects against free radical damage with its antioxidant abilities
- Supports tissue development and aids in collagen production