Acerola cherries are widely known for their high Vitamin C and A content. Additionally, acerola contain potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other minerals. They also are rich in phyto-nutrients and protein. With this, they support the body’s immune system, help with diarrhea, dysentery and anti-fungal activity.
Other traditional uses of acerola berries include: postmenopausal disorders, digestive disorders, colds, fever, infection, stomachaches and in prevention of tooth decay.
Acerola’s high antioxidant content contributes to the health benefits of the MonaVie juice.
The acerola cherry grows wild in tropical and subtropical climates. It also grows in some parts of Southern California.