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.
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1 level teaspoon = 47 servings per container
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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.