Acerola (Malpighia emarginata) belongs to the family Malpighiaceae. The fruit comes from a shrub of up to 3 meters tall, its trunk branches from the base and whose crown is dense with small dark green leaves and bright. Its flowers, in pink-white, are arranged in clusters and are flowering throughout the year. Being a very rustic and sturdy plant, it spread easily by several tropical, subtropical and even semiarid. Great for juices.