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Acerola

america west cherry

Acerola, commonly known as Puerto Rican, West Indian, or Barbados cherry, any of a group of subtropical and tropical trees and shrubs (genus Malpighia) indigenous to the West Indies, southern Texas, and parts of Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. The cherry-sized edible fruit, also called acerola, is tart, rich in vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and bright red when ripe.

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