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Acerola is a common name used for three species: Malpighia glabra, M. emarginata, and M. puncifolia. Acerola is a tropical shrub which bears small fruit that is very high in Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid.

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Please enjoy this information on acerola made available through the generosity of Diana Food’s adoption.

Additional ABC Acerola Resources

HerbalGram Articles

Acerola Profile. 2014; 104:1-6

Read the Press Release on Diana Food's adoption of the HerbMedPro Acerola record.

Contact us  for more information on  ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.