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acerola

(ăs'ərō`lə) or

barbados cherry,

the edible fruit of Malpighia glabra, of the genera Bunchiosa and Malpighia of the family Malpighiaceae. The fleshy red stone fruits, about the size of a cherry, contain very high amounts of vitamin C and are eaten fresh, used to make jams and jellies, and are an important commercial source of natural vitamin C. Acerola is often cultivated as an ornamental shrub, particularly in the southeastern United States. Acerola is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Polygalales, family Malpighiaceae.
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acerola

acerola

Similar to cherry, grows in groups of threes, has 3 triangular seeds. One of the richest natural sources of vitamin C, almost as much as Camu camu. Antioxidant, antifungal, used for skin, liver, diarrhea, fever.
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