Acerola cherry (malpighia glabra), also known as "Cherry of the Antilles", comes from Central America and is grown today mainly in Brazil. The 2 to 3 metre high shrub, which needs an annual average temperature of at least 26 °C in order to thrive optimally, can produce up to 30kg of fruit per year. The orange-yellow to dark red fruits are the size of cherries and slightly sour in taste and resemble lemons.
The wonderful versatility of natural vitamin C
Regulation (EC) Nr. 1924/2006 of the European Parliament significantly limits the nutritional and health related information about the nutritional and psychological effect of food supplements and foodstuffs. The German authorities are much more stringent on this than is the case in many other European countries.
More and more products from Asia and India are being offered on the European Markets as so called high quality organic. Sadly however, what the documents and analyses states does not always conform to the values determined by the laboratories which also carry counter-analyses. There have already been product recalls due to excessive levels of heavy metals or pesticides. In another case, the alleged organic goods had to be re-declared as conventional due to excessive pollution.
Demanding customers must be able to rely on compliance with quality standards. Quality comes at a price.
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