See also: Acerola

BARBADOS CHERRY, ACEROLA

Acerola is a dark red, cherry like fruit which grows in the Caribbean, northern South America, central America and Mexico.  It can now be found also in southern Texas and California. It has a high vitamin C content and much of the vitamin C supplements labeled 'natural' are made from acerola. They have a sweet raspberry like flavor. Acerola can be eaten fresh, but are mainly used in preserves and pies.

Also known as Barbados Cherry and West Indian Cherry.
 

 

 

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