Acerola is a cherry, growing on a wild plant possibly growing up to six meters in height. Acerola is also known as the west Indian cherry, which refers to the Caribbean part of Central America were the fruit was originated from. Over a thousand plants are member of the Malpighiaglabra family, including some from South-East Asia. For the fruit industry nowadays, acerola is mostly harvested in the north part of South America. The Brazilian states of Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba and Pernambuco hold about 60% of national production cultivated on an estimated 10.000 ha. Characteristic for the fruit is that it always carries three seeds inside accounting one fifth to a quarter of the fruit. The fruit is slightly sour compared to other fruits. This is also due to its extreme high Vitamin C content which greatly exceeds the human daily recommended intake. Together with all kinds of acids and several other vitamin groups, these so-called phyto-nutrients are a very well medicine, as DNA recovers more quickly. Besides juices and concentrates also acerola freeze-dried powder is offered.