Acerola Cherry Powder - Organic Freeze Dried (1 lb)

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Our Wildcrafted Organic Freeze Dried Ripe Acerola Cherry Powder is an amazing boost to your daily nutritional regimen. We use a freeze drying process that is optimal for preserving its nutrients. A single teaspoon of our organic ripe acerola cherry powder contains 800% of the daily value for Vitamin C, making acerola cherries a fantastic addition to your daily superfood regimen.

Wildcrafted and organic raw ripe acerola cherries are an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids. They are a healthy source of protein and mineral salts especially iron, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. They may also have antifungal activity. Acerola contains vitamin A, which may support healthy eyesight. In addition, the potassium found in this superfood may help balance healthy blood pressure levels, heart function and a positive mood. The folate found in our acerola powder potentially supports healthy cellular growth, as well.

The raw acerola cherry is well known for its exceptional vitamin C content. The content of one cherry is 65 times higher than what is found in an orange, making it equal to the minimum daily requirement. Vitamin C has been shown to possibly support a healthy immune system response and the regeneration of tissue. Acerola cherries may also be useful for preventing abnormal growths and supporting healthy cellular aging.

Researchers have found that the anthocyanins found in ripe acerola cherries are a major factor in their potentially strong health benefits. Anthocyanins may have the ability to support a healthy inflammation response, normal weight, blood pressure, blood sugar metabolism, healthy cholesterol levels, the urinary tract and much more. Scientists continue to research this intriguing fruit.

Some possible traditional uses of our Wildcrafted Organic Raw Freeze Dried Ripe Acerola Cherry Powder may include:

● May support a healthy immune response
● May help support tissue regeneration
● May support a healthy stress response
● May help the body protect against cellular mutations
● Possibly increases the absorption of iron
● May support healthy lipid levels
● May support healthy blood pressure
● May support new collagen growth
● May support the healing of blood clots, bruises, wounds & burns

Constituents in Acerola Cherries include:

● Protein
● Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
● Vitamins: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Folate DFE, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin A IU
● Lipids: Phytosterols
● Flavonoids: Daidzein, Genistein
● Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine

For additional constituent information, visit:

https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2120

Suggested Use:
Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie.

Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic camu and rose hip powders for a high test vitamin c.

Botanical Name: Malpighia Emarginata.

Other Names: Barbados Cherry, Antilles Cherry, West Indian Cherry, Wild Crape Myrtle, Puerto Rican Cherry.

Parts Used: Whole Acerola, no seed.

Ingredients: Raw Ripe 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.

Origin: Wildcrafted and Freeze Dried in Brazil. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: 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 Ripe Raw Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry powder is Wildcrafted and USDA 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 Ripe 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 Ripe Organic Wildcrafted Raw Freeze Dried Acerola Cherry Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

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