Acerola powder is derived from the fruit of the acerola cherry, scientifically known as Malpighia emarginata. Acerola powder is celebrated for its remarkable vitamin C concentration, which far exceeds that of many other fruits, including citrus fruits. The flavor of acerola powder is typically tart and tangy, reminiscent of sour cherries. Its vibrant taste adds a zesty kick to culinary creations and makes it a versatile ingredient.
Sprinkle some into juice, yogurt, smoothies, and other foods.
The fresh fruit is used to produce juice, jams, and syrups. Powdered acerola is added to smoothies, cereal, yogurt, and other foods.