Acerola powder is derived from the acerola cherry, one of nature's highest sources of vitamin C. Originally from Central America, the Acerola fruit change their color during ripening from green to yellow, to dark red. A single acerola fruit, the size of a cherry, contains 28 times the vitamin C as a lemon! Acerola powder also contains numerous co-factors, including bioflavonoids and rutin, making it a full spectrum vitamin C that the body can optimally use. NOW Acerola Powder is a 4:1 extract that yields 180 mg of vitamin C per teaspoon and it tastes great! Children and adults will both like it.