Acerola is a small tree that has spreading branches. These trees produce a bright red color of fruit similar to cherry and are so called acerola cherry. This fruit survives in warm and humid weather and has been consumed for generations in the areas where it is native.
Now, due to many people learning that there is a presence of excessive quantities of vitamin-C, proteins, minerals and antioxidants, it is now consumed worldwide and has gained popularity in many places that otherwise had not heard of it.
Because the acerola plant was found in some regions of the world that few people travel to, it makes sense that the people of each native region used to call it by the name of the place where it was found. So, people commonly ask the question: ‘what it is actually called?’ Well, it is called by a variety of names but the most famous name is Malpighi emarginata. Its other names are Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and wild crepemyrtle. Whatever you call it though, getting in on it’s benefits are easy enough even if you can’t find it fresh or in juice. Online, it is mostly available in two forms: Pills and Powders.
Acerola extract contains a wide continuum of benefits to the health for those who take it like a dietary supplement. Acerola extracted powder also has many antioxidant properties like bioflavonoid and rutin. People use this powder to make drinks or to sprinkle it on something they would like to taste like fruit.