AUSTIN, TexasDIANA, FOOD, a supplier of natural ingredient solutions based in France, adopted acerola fruit through the American Botanical Council (ABC)’s Adopt-an-Herb Program.
DIANA, FOOD’s three-year commitment helps ABC keep its HerbMedPro™ database up to date with the latest scientific and clinical research on acerola, also known as Barbados cherry and West Indian cherry, a popular traditional food and ingredient in dietary supplements. HerbMedPro is an interactive and comprehensive database available on ABC’s website that provides access to important scientific and clinical research data underlying the use of nearly 250 herbs and their effects on human health.
“ABC is deeply grateful to our friends at DIANA, FOOD for adopting acerola so we can keep up with scientific research papers on it in ABC’s HerbMedPro database," said Mark Blumenthal, ABC founder and executive director. “This fruit has been a staple in dietary supplements e.g., vitamin C formulations for decades, and we greatly appreciate DIANA’s commitment to supporting scientific research and education on this versatile food."
More information on acerola can be found in the Fall 2014 issue of HerbalGram, here.