Acerola (West Indian Cherry)

Acerola, (West Indian Cherry), Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C.

The food contains 7.69g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 0.4 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the low fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. The omega-3 content is low.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet.

It belongs to Mexican cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Acerola, (West Indian Cherry), Raw has been given a composite ranking of 97, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein5%
 Calories from Fat8%
 Calories from Carbs88%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A767 IU15.3%Top 30%High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent38 mcg
Vitamin C1677.5 mg2795.8%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.02 mg1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Riboflavin0.06 mg3.5%Bottom 30%Low
Niacin0.4 mg2%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin B60.01 mg0.45%Bottom 10%Very Low
Folate14 mcg3.5%Top 30%High
Food Folate14 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents14 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.31 mg3.1%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium12 mg1.2%Bottom 30%Low
Iron0.2 mg1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Magnesium18 mg4.5%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus11 mg1.1%Bottom 10%Very Low
Potassium146 mg4.2%Mid 40%Average
Sodium7 mg0.3%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.1 mg0.67%Bottom 30%Low
Copper0.09 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Selenium0.6 mcg0.86%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate7.7 g2.6%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber1.1 g4.4%Mid 40%Average
Sugars0 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein0.4 g0.8%Bottom 10%Very Low

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.3 g0.46%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.07 g0.34%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids44 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids46 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water91.4 g
Ash0.2 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 32 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.3 g 0.46%

Saturated Fat 0.07 g 0.34%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 7 mg 0.3%

Total Carbohydrates 7.7 g 2.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 0.4 g 0.8%

Vitamin A 15.3% Vitamin C 2795.8%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 1.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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