Acerola powder is derived from the acerola cherry, one of nature's highest sources of vitamin C. Originally from Central America, the Acerola fruit change their color during ripening from green to yellow, to dark red. A single acerola fruit, the size of a cherry, contains 28 times the vitamin C as a lemon! Acerola powder also contains numerous co-factors, including bioflavonoids and rutin, making it a full spectrum vitamin C that the body can optimally use. NOW Acerola Powder is a 4:1 extract that yields 180 mg of vitamin C per teaspoon and it tastes great! Children and adults will both like it.
Serving Size: 1 level teaspoon (3.2g)
Serving Per Containerabout 53
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Total Carborhydrate||3 g||1%|
(from Acerola and Ascorbic Acid)
|Acerola Powder Complex
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
Daily Value Not Established.
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin (from Non-GMO corn)
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 level teaspoon daily, mixed into fruit or vegetable juice, or water.
Not manufactured with: yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
This product is sold by weight not volume.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is maltodextrin added?
A. The NOW company maintains that to retard spoilage of the acerola cherries during drying, it needs to add a bit of corn or rice-based maltodextrin. It is not added as a sweetener and is a very small amount. The maltodextrin does not contain MSG.
Q. Why is acerola powder recommended?
A. The acerola cherry is one of the highest natural sources of Vitamin C available. This product contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Acerola powder contains numerous co-factors, including bioflavonoids and rutin, making it a full spectrum Vitamin C that the body can optimally utilize.
Q. What does 4:1 extract mean?
A. This means that 4 parts cherries are used to create 1 part dried powder.