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Acerola review: 42 facts and highlights

Acerola

Why is Acerola better than the average?

  • more magnesium per 100g
    18mgvs13.47mg
  • more vitamin A (IU) per 100g
    767IUvs265.9IU
  • more sodium per 100g
    7mgvs3.25mg
  • higher water content per 100g
    91.41gvs84.11g
  • more vitamin C per 100g
    1677.6mgvs32.85mg
  • more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g
    38µgvs13.26µg
  • more riboflavin per 100g
    0.06mgvs0.05mg
  • more vitamin B6 per 100g
    9mgvs0.09mg

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

General values

1. more proteins per 100g

0.4g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

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2.8g

2. less cholesterol per 100g

0mg

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.

Best

Granny Smith Apple

0mg

3. more lipids per 100g

0.3g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

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15.41g

4. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

134kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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Tamarind

1000kJ

5. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

32kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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Tamarind

239kcal

6. more dietary fiber per 100g

1.1g

Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.

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Lemon Peel

10.6g

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g

7.69g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Tamarind

62.5g

Minerals

1. more calcium content per 100g

12mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Hibiscus

215mg

2. more iron content per 100g

0.2mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Tamarind

2.8mg

3. more magnesium per 100g

18mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Tamarind

92mg

4. more sodium per 100g

7mg

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Best

Strawberry Guava

37mg

5. more potassium per 100g

146mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

Tamarind

628mg

6. more phosphorus per 100g

11mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.

Best

Tamarind

113mg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

767IU

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.

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Cantaloupe Melon

3382IU

2. more vitamin B12 per 100g

0µg

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.

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Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

0.08µg

3. more vitamin C per 100g

1677.6mg

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Acerola

1677.6mg

4. more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g

38µg

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily important for maintaining healthy vision. It also acts as an antioxidant and is important for the health of teeth, bones, soft tissues and skin. RAE (Retinol Activity Equivalent) is the unit of measurement the scientific community prefers.

Best

Cantaloupe Melon

169µg

5. more riboflavin per 100g

0.06mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.

Best

Muscadine Grape

1.5mg

6. more niacin per 100g

0.4mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.

Best

Groundcherry

2.8mg

Antioxidants

1. more apigenin per 100g

0mg

Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound found in plants and herbs, especially in chamomile plants. It has anxiety reducing and mild sedative effects, as well as antioxidant properties.

Best

Kumquat

21.9mg

2. more luteolin content per 100g

0mg

Luteolin is a bioflavonoid found in plants and herbs. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Best

Lemon (without peel)

1.9mg

3. more kaempferol per 100g

1mg

Kaempferol is a bioflavonoid found in many plants. It has antioxidant properties and is currently being used in cancer research, as it is thought to reduce the risk of various cancers.

Best

Blueberry

1.7mg

4. more myricetin per 100g

0mg

Myricetin is a bioflavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as in red wine. It has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, and can potentially protect cells from carcinogenic mutations.

Best

Cranberry

6.6mg

5. more quercetin content per 100g

4.7mg

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in many plants and grains, known for its positive effects on the immune system and for its antioxidant properties. It often used in treating allergies.

Best

Elderberry

26.8mg

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