ACEROLA CHERRY FRUIT HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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Name                :       Acerola Cherry

Scientific Name:        Malpighia emarginata

Health Benefits

Acerola Cherries are also used in industries to produce various products. It is included in the body and bath products, hair care, medicinal purposes, soap making, beverages and food. Body products such as creams, lotions, ointments, conditioner, shampoo, massage oils, bath bombs, scrubs, facial masks, facial tones and aftershaves.

Induced oxidative stress

Acerola Cherry is rich in carotenoids, vitamin C and anthocyanins. The hepatoprotective activity from the extracts of plant was studied to reduce the oxidative stress. The research was conducted on the mice. The result shows that it was able to prohibit lipid peroxidation with the reduction in the aminotransferases activities. It also reports that the juice of Acerola hinders the hepatic damage caused by ethanol.

Prevent Obesity

Obesity is the result of imbalance between energy expenditure and food intake. Besides, the studies show the relationship between obesity and mitochondrial dysfunction. The juice of Acerola Cherry restrains the blood glucose which reduces the disposition of glucose with energetic metabolism. Acerola Cherry prohibits the triglycerides, weight gain, and cholesterol and reinforce metabolism and inflammation. It assists in using the free fatty acids as the source of energy that helps to maintain the energy in the body.

Prevent Diabetes

Health conditions such as macrosomia, premature birth, spontaneous termination of pregnancy and complications of respiratory and metabolic in the newborn are the caused by hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia. The research reports that the juice of Acerola Cherry could be helpful to prevent dyslipidemias and hyperglycemia.

The extracts of polyphenolic substances from the Acerola prevent the effects of α-glucosidase and maltase and lower the absorption of glucose which eliminates glycemia. Polyphenols prevents advanced glycation products (AGEs) formation in diabetic people which involves the complication of macro and microvascular of diabetes mellitus. The presence of antioxidant properties prevents oxidative stress lead by the free radicals. The juice of Acerola Cherry prevents the future damage caused by diabetes such as vascular diseases.

Antioxidant Benefits

Acerola Cherry is loaded with huge source of iron, calcium, vitamin C, anthocyanins, quercetin, caffeic and chlorogenic acids, kaempferol. Acerola Cherry contains the powerful antioxidative activities in comparison to alpha-tocopherol. Cartenoids could also be found in Acerola Cherry which is an antioxidant and also supplies nutrients. Antioxidants and vitamins lower the cholesterol, blood glucose, LDL – cholesterol levels, triglycerides and raises HDL-cholesterol level.

Prevent Liver Damage

Acerola Cherry has antioxidant properties which are related to the liver protective effect. The juice of Acerola Cherry provides various health benefits. It is rich in vitamin C as well as phenolic compounds that assist to protect liver cells membrane from damage of free radicals. Eventually, the research concludes that the juice of Acerola Cherry forbids the liver damage. The results have been very clear that Acerola Cherry helps to maintain the health of liver.

Promotes Healthy Skin and Collagen Formation

Acerola Cherry is loaded with nutrients such as Copper, Vitamin C and others which helps to enhance skin texture and provides a beautiful skin. Vitamin C reduces the appearance of wrinkles, skin dryness and slows down the process of aging. Vitamin C is essential for the development of ligaments, tendons and blood vessels. It assists to heal the wound and forms a scar tissue. A mineral such as copper helps to develop elastin which promotes the skin firmness and elasticity.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Body needs pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 to produce cholesterol. The study of pantethine which is a derivative of pantothenic acid shows its ability to influence the heart ailment such as cholesterol with positive effect. Vitamin B5 contained in Acerola Cherry plays a role in the use and regulation of cholesterol, helping to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol within the arteries and to prevent dangerous plaque build-up which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Vitamin B5 also helps the body create red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout our body. Vitamin B5 has been shown to enhance the level of hemoglobin in our bodies. Adding Vitamin B5 rich food Acerola Cherry to your diet may help to prevent cardiovascular diseases. 

Nutritional Value

Serving Size: 1 cup ( 98 g)    

Calories 31 Kcal.

Calories from Fat 2.61 Kcal.

NUTRIENTS

AMOUNT

% DV

Protein

0.39 g

0.78%

Total Fat

0.29 g

0.83%

Ash

0.2 g

N/D

Carbohydrate

7.54 g

5.80%

Dietary Fiber

1.1 g

2.89%

VITAMINS

Vitamin C

1644 mg

1826.67%

Vitamin B5

0.303 mg

6.06%

Vitamin A

37 µg

5.29%

Vitamin B2

0.059 mg

4.54%

Vitamin B9

14 µg

3.50%

MINERALS

Copper, Cu

0.084 mg

9.33%

Magnesium, Mg

18 mg

4.29%

Potassium, K

143 mg

3.04%

Iron, Fe

0.2 mg

2.50%

Phosphorus, P

11 mg

1.57%

FATS

Myristic acid

0.002 g

N/D

Palmitic acid

0.047 g

N/D

Palmitoleic acid

0.001 g

N/D

Oleic acid

0.079 g

N/D

Linoleic acid 

0.045 g

N/D

 

 

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