Acerola – Malpighia emarginata
Natural source of vitamin C from Brazil
Acerola cherry stands out because of its natural high concentration of vitamin C. We offer the cherry in standardized forms.
Our offer: Powder* | Organic powder* | NFC puree | Organic NFC puree | HPP puree | Juice concentrate | Organic juice concentrate | Flakes | Organic flakes | IQF
*with 17, 25, and 32% (free carrier) of natural vitamin C concentration
The acerola powder has one of the highest concentrations of natural vitamin C among fruits. As a natural antioxidant, the fruit (also known as Barbados Cherry) can improve baking abilities and act as a colour and flavour stabilizer for meat and fish.
Known as an immunity booster for the body, the superfruit is commonly used in nutritional supplements, beverages and food preparations. Acerola has significant amounts of minerals, vitamins, and bioactive substances, being able to improve defence functions and stimulate the immune system. The cherry acts against infections and allergic reactions, protects human DNA from mutagenic damage caused by free radicals, assists absorption of iron and anti-inflammatory processes, and actively influence the formation and maintenance of collagen.
Acerola is also used to replace synthetic vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid E300).
Texture: pulpy, rich in fibres
The acerola puree has an intense orange-red colour. It has a complex aroma of dried apricot, white currant, dark raspberry, and elderberry. Further, the cherry has vegetal nuances of celery, and notes of caramel and rum. These leaves a great aftertaste on the palate. It is slightly sweet and unobtrusive sour.
The consumers are looking for healthy products made with environmental responsibility. Since acerola is an Ascorbic acid E300 substitute, it erases the need for “E-number” labels, allowing a “Clean Label”. Due to the cherry’s high concentration of vitamin C, less raw material is needed to get a good amount of the substance. This gives the chance for a more sustainable production.
Origin and Producer
The Brazilian producer Duas Rodas is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of acerola powder with standardized vitamin C content. Their modern production plant is located directly in the crop region. For this reason, most of the fruit is not transported long ways after harvesting. It is processed immediately, so its natural benefits are preserved.
Long-term local partnerships source Duas Rodas with raw materials. The company educates farmers in growing acerola and offers a fair price for the fruits.