Our 100% pure Wildcrafted Organic Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry powder is the most naturally potent form of Acerola available. The freeze drying process is optimal to retain and preserve the nutrients in organic acerola. We take the skin and pulp of the acerola cherry and dry at -20 degrees °C in a vacuum. Compare our freshly freeze dried organic acerola cherry powder with any other on the market and you will see it can't be beat. Absolutely 100% pure - no coloring, citric acid or synthetic ascorbic acid added, just pure optimally preserved raw acerola cherry. Organic raw wild acerola cherries are an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids. They are also rich in protein and mineral salts especially iron, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. And also have marked anti-fungal activity. Because of acerola contains high levels of Vitamin A, there are possible eye health benefits. The potassium found in this superfood may help to regulate blood pressure and heart function and can even elevate mood. Folate is essential for cellular growth, protecting against heart disease and for the proper development of fetuses during pregnancy.
The Acerola cherry is well known for its exceptionally high vitamin C content. The vitamin C content of one tiny cherry is 65 times higher than what is found in an orange. In other words, the vitamin C found in one cherry is equal to the minimum daily requirement needed by the body. The vitamin C contained in acerola may help boost the immune system, strengthen the liver, improve skin and improve your body's ability to regenerate tissue. It may also help prevent colds, infections, hair loss and dental problems. The free radical scavenging benefits of Acerola may also useful for preventing abnormal growths and fighting cellular aging.
Researchers, point to the anthocyanins found in acerola cherries as the main reason why they may have been used to possibly deal with a variety of health issues . Anthocyanins may have anti inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain and swelling. Acerola has also been traditionally used to help relieve sore throats, fever, constipation, scurvy, diarrhea and liver disorders.
Some possible traditional uses of our Wildcrafted Organic Raw Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry Powder may include:
● May support a healthy immune response
● Supports tissue regeneration
● Promotes a healthy stress response and mood
● Helps protect against cellular mutations
● May increase the absorption of iron
● Supports healthy lipid levels
● Encourages healthy blood pressure
● Promotes new collagen growth
● Aids in the healing of blood clots, wounds & burns
● Encourages healthy vision
● Supports healthy aging
● Promotes overall well-being
Constituents in Acerola Cherries include:
● Anthocyanins: Pelargonidin, Cyanidin
● Flavones: Apigenin, Luteolin
● Flavonols: Kaempferol, Myricetin, Quercetin
● Lipids: EPA, DPA, DHA
● Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Folic Acid, Folate DFE, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin A RAE, Retinol, Vitamin A IU
● Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Selenium
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Due to its nature, this powder tends to clump. If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag. Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up. The towel will help protect the bag from damage. To further reduce clumping push as much air out as possible before sealing the pouch and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie.
To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic camu and rose hip powders for a high test vitamin C.
Malpighia Glabra L.
Barbados Cherry, Antilles Cherry, Sour Cherry, West Indian Cherry, Wild Crape Myrtle, Puerto Rican Cherry.
Organic Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry Fruit and 2% silicon dioxide.*
*This product contains a small amount of silicon dioxide, which acts as a drying agent and is necessary to keep this powder from clumping into hard chunks or one solid brick.
Wildcrafted and Freeze Dried in Brazil. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry powder is wildcrafted and certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers wild organic raw Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your organic wildcrafted raw Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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