NU Acerola

acerolaThe bright-red fruit of the Acerola Cherry tree (Malpighia punicifolia L) is one of the richest known natural sources of vitamin C. Whilst a peeled orange typically contains about 0.05% vitamin C, Acerola can contain up to 4.5%. Acerola also provides twice as much magnesium, pantothenic acid, and potassium as oranges. And it doesn’t stop there! Acerola contains the synergistic bioflavonoids - rutin and hesperidin, carotenoids, and other vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, making it an ideal natural source of nutrients necessary for immune system support. Aside from being an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, Acerola cherries are also rich in protein and mineral salts - principally iron, calcium and phosphorus.

Acerola has long been consumed in Brazil as a health tonic, and as an enjoyable and refreshing natural drink. In fact acerola juice is as common in Brazil as orange juice is in Australia. Traditionally acerola has been consumed in Brazil as a natural remedy for fever and dysentery, as well as being used as an antiinflammatory, astringent, diuretic, arterial stimulant for the liver and renal systems, and as a heart tonic. It is employed as a natural aid for anaemia, diabetes, high cholesterol, liver problems, fungal infections, rheumatism and tuberculosis.

NU Acerola may be new to Australasia but at NU Fruits of the Amazon, we know that it won’t stay that way for long.

Avaliable in: 18kg pails or 1kg pots

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One of the richest known natural sources of Vitamin CVitamin C is an essential nutrient and is required for a range of essential metabolic reactions. It is also a highly effective antioxidant, acting to lessen oxidative stress.

Excellent source of powerful antioxidantsAntioxidants are vital in our diet to protect our bodies against the damaging effects of an excess of substances called “free radicals”. These surplus free radicals may cause cell damage and this may predispose to cancer and other illnesses, and it is thought to be how the ageing process takes place. The antioxidants present in our diet helps to neutralise the free radicals in our body and stop them producing their damaging effect.

Rich in proteinProtein is essential for growth and development in children, for cell maintenance and repair (especially for muscle tissue), for the regulation of all body functions and for various other functions. and mineralsalts - principally ironIron’s main function is to carry oxygen from the lungs to all the cells of the body though its role in creating haemoglobin. Iron can also increase resistance to infection and help the healing process., calciumAdequate calcium intake is vital throughout life, for the healthy maintenance of our bones, for smooth muscle function (including the heart), for blood clotting and for nerve function. and phosphorusPhosphorus is a key element in all known forms of life. It plays a major role in biological molecules such as DNA and RNA where it forms part of the structural framework of these molecules. Living cells also utilize phosphate to transport cellular energy.

Delicate flavour, with apple notes

An ideal source of nutrients necessary for immune support

A natural ingredient used for detoxification


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