Camu camu powder is obtained from an Amazonian berry fruit (lat. Myrciaria Dubia) that grows in the flooded tropical forests by the Amazon river. This bushy plant grows in the area of Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. The fruit is the size of a cherry, and the color varies from red-green to dark purple while ripening. The way of gathering is specific, since it is difficult to reach, and the natives gather it from their boats and have used it for centuries in their traditional medicine. It is believed that camu camu has very strong antioxidant properties, stronger even than the acai berry.
Although in appearance it resembles a large berry or plum, and by taste hibiscus and blueberry, it is almost never consumed fresh, as is distinctly sour. When fresh it is used only by the local people of Peru and Brazil, otherwise it is dried and grounded into powder, as it comes onto our market.
Camu camu is a type of superfood, and many researchers agree that camu camu is a natural booster of energy and great for the health of eyes and our oral cavity.
This exotic fruit that is difficult to acquire contains 60 times more vitamin C than oranges, and only one scoop of powder made from this fruit has up to 600 times more vitamin C than oranges. Our organic camu camu powder contains 12% of vitamin C, which is by far the highest possible amount.
It’s a good source of beta carotene, iron, calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamine. Camu camu also contains the amino acids valine and serine. Valin is of great importance for central nervous system, cognitive function and muscles ripping, while serine promotes healthy digestion.
It is interesting that in 100 grams of the camu camu fruit comes up to 7.1 milligrams of potassium, which is important for the proper functioning of the kidneys and the heart.
Camu camu contains gallic and ellagic acid, which are known to have antiviral and antifungal properties, and act as antioxidants. Many studies have shown that ellagic acid has an anti-cancer effect, and it is also believed to help diabetics keep their disease under control. It can be used by everyone, including children and pregnant women, as there aren’t any recorded adverse effects of taking this fruit. There are some findings that camu camu may affect the the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs, so it is necessary to consult a doctor regarding the consumption of this herb and chemotherapy.
Usage: 1 teaspoon into juice, smoothies, ice cream, oatmeal… Due to the high content of vitamin C camu camu powder has a strong sour and slightly bitter taste. Optionally, you can sweeten it with some natural sweetener: coconut sugar, agave syrup …
Composition: Organic camu camu powder