Acerola Cherry "The Queen of Vitamin C"

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Acerola Cherry "The Queen of Vitamin C"

Acelora cherry or "Acerola" is a kind of plants from Malpighiaceae family that has been generally known as "Acerola cherry" or "Barbados cherry". It is classified as large shrub-like plant with approximate height of 6 meters. It bears flowers and fruits in the form of inflorescences and cherry-like berries with approximate diameter ranged from 1.25-2.5 cm. Its cherry-like berries have thin rind with sweet and sour flavors due to high content of Vitamin C or ascorbic acid. However, its ripe fruits will be sweeter than unripe ones. It was found that 100 grams of ripe acelora cherry contain Vitamin C around 1,500-4,500 milligrams (that is higher than Vitamin C content in orange or lime around 50-100 times).

 

Acelora cherry

Acelora cherry

 

Currently, acerola cherry has been known as a kind of fruits with high Vitamin C and the fruits are rich of flavonoids and anthocyanin helping to reduce the risks of Type 2 Diabetes while helping patients with diabetes to control their symptoms more properly. Acelora extract will help to control blood sugar to be in normal level while helping to lower insulin resistance. With this reason, "Acerola" is the source of high-efficient antioxidants that is extensively used as supplementary food for improving immune response and potential on anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, anti-tumor, and genetic resistance while lowering blood sugar and protecting livers.

 

 

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