The acerola cherry tree is a fruit tree native to Central America. Brazil is one of the few countries that commercially cultivate the acerola, found in all Brazilian states, with limitations in the South Region, for its low temperatures in winter and with emphasis on the Northeast region, especially the States of Pernambuco, Paraíba, Bahia, and Ceará.
Most of the Brazilian production of acerola is destined to processing industries and exported to European countries, besides Japan and the United States in the form of puree, powder, frozen fruit or juice. polpa, pó, frutos congelados ou suco.
It is a fruit rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and low-calorie food.
Usage in the food industry
The acerola is used to produce different foods and beverages such as juices, jams, jellies, teas, cereal bars, and dairy products.
For being rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, one of the applications of this fruit is nutritional enrichment, besides helping in preservation, for its substances are capable of keeping the aroma and color of industrialized products for longer.
It is also widely used by the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture supplements to prevent or fight symptoms of colds and flu and ensure the daily consumption of vitamin C.
And yet, as the acerola is rich in antioxidants, which stimulate the production of collagen and fight free radicals, avoiding in this way premature aging of cells, it is used by the cosmetics industry for the production of moisturizing creams and serums.
Where can I find acerola juice and acerola powder?
If your industry is looking for acerola juice (frozen, NFC, concentrated, concentrate clarified, conventional or organic), as well as acerola powder, contact Atlantica Foods!