The acerola is a wild fruit that is grown for human consumption. It is one of the fruits that more content in vitamin C has, Its flavor is slightly acid, which lives up to its name.
It also contains a lot of antioxidants. Acerola is also rich in carotenes, bioflavonoids and polyphenols.
Juice and fresh acerola fruit are used against fever and dysentery. For these purposes it is usually eaten 1/2 cup of juice or a handful of fruits two to three times a day.