Acerola cherry is a hero ingredient for Nutrilite™ because it contains one of the highest natural concentrations of vitamin C. Stack it up against an orange and you’ll find it has 50 or more times as much vitamin C!
Acerola cherries are grown from planting stock rather than seeds, which means we use hand-cut twigs from healthy plants to help sprout new ones.
Just 3° south of the equator, our Brazil farm is ideal for growing acerola cherries. Hot and humid, temperatures hover around 78° F (26° C) with an annual precipitation of 47-62 inches (119-157 cm).
We’re meticulous in how we monitor this botanical. All year round we monitor acerola – from bud to bloom to fruit – harvesting when the cherry is still green to capture the highest possible vitamin C content.
The clock is always ticking! Immediately after harvest, the acerola is either processed or frozen. Speed is key in preserving the peak nutrients.
Acerola extraction results in two forms: liquid concentrate or powder. Extraction happens right on the farm to help avoid contamination.
Our detailed requirements for raw material receiving help us control for potential contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, foreign material, irradiation, and microbes.
Packaging documentation for every product that leaves our doors includes: item produced, production date, batch code, quantity and identity of raw materials used, equipment used, and employees involved in executing each critical step.
Production and packaging records are linked to every shipment of finished product, allowing us to react quickly to any customer inquiries.