Barbados cherry toxicity
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF ACEROLA
Is acerola a toxic fruit?
No, acerola is not a toxic fruit.
Fruits and branches of acerola
Is there any danger when eating acerola or drinking acerola juice?
The main possible hazards when dealing with this plant are:
– Contact dermatitis: some sensitive people may develop contact dermatitis with fresh fruit.
– Intestinal inflammation: hospitals where the plant is native have often reported intestinal inflammation and obstruction due to the ingestion of large amounts of whole fruit with seeds.
– Hemochromatosis: people tending to accumulate iron in the body can suffer from iron poisoning as a side effect of this supplement. The effects are due to the property of vitamin C to increase iron absorption from food.
– Kidney stones: large amounts of vitamin C can cause kidney stones.
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