Together with its exclusive brand partner Niagro, Bösch Boden Spies presents a new product: acerola puree with even more vitamin C. The new acerola puree from the world’s largest producer of acerola cherries contains 25 percent more natural vitamin C than all previous varieties. It is the result of years of research and can be used in a variety of ways: for example, the ingredient adds an extra dose of vitamin C to yoghurt, ice cream, smoothies, jams, fruit preparations for baked goods, baby food, and much more. The new product is 100 percent natural: Acerola varieties with a consistently high vitamin C content were created by selecting and crossing acerola plants that are particularly rich in vitamin C. Like all of Bösch Boden Spies’ acerola products, the new acerola puree comes from Brazil, and complements the existing range of fruit purees.
Functional vitamin C champion with EFSA health claim
Of all the fruits known to date, acerola cherries have the highest natural vitamin C content. As the cherries are very delicate, they are immediately processed into fruit puree or concentrate after harvesting so as to preserve the vitamin C. The fruit puree is orange-red in color and has the tartly fruity taste typical of acerola cherries. However, it not only serves to enrich food with vitamin C. Besides the vitamin boost, the acerola puree also imparts a subtly sour taste and a stable product color. Acerola has other functional benefits as well: As the vitamin C champion of the fruit world, it is the ideal substitute for synthetic ascorbic acid E 300, because it minimizes oxidative processes in food. In addition, the fruit also contains large amounts of riboflavin, a substance that is important for the metabolism. Because the acerola cherry has been granted a health claim by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the new acerola puree is particularly suitable for clean-label products and opens up a wide range of applications and possible claims for producers.