Concentrates, Purees and Pulpes, Essences
The up to 3 meter high Acerola shrub comes from Central America and Brazil.
They look similar to cherries, although they are not related. With around 1700 mg vitamin C per 100 g fruit flesh, they have at least 30 times as much as the lemon.
It is not possible to export the fresh fruit which is why it is mainly shipped as a juice concentrate, fruit puree or fruit powder.
Where does the acerola grow?
It grows in some areas of Southeast Asia and South America, especially Brazil in hot areas.
It is also cultivated in California, Florida, South Texas and Mexico.
They are harvested 3-4 times a year
The bushes are grown in small plantations and harvested 3-4 times a year.
The fruits are 1-3 cm in size, yellow-orange to red, have a very thin skin and are juicy sweet-sour to very sour.
It is not possible to export the fresh fruit which is why it is mainly shipped as a juice concentrate, fruit puree or fruit powder. As a natural source of Vitamin C, it is often combined with other valuable contents. Acerola is used in numerous areas of food production as an additive in fruit juices, in dietary supplements or for refining sweets and ice-cream. The organic variant of the fruit powder is usually used in the organic baking industry to improve the properties of pastry.
What does the acerola contain? vitamin C Vitamins A, B1, B2 magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus high proportion of carotene
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