- Camu Camu
Botanical Name: Myrciaria dubia
Amazon berry packed with Vitamin C
Camu camu is native of the Amazon rainforest where the fruit has been used by local population for medicinal purposes. It is known to strengthen the immune system and increase energy levels. The fruits are roughly 3cm in diameter, with a pleasant acidic flavour similar to cherry and lemon. It has a very high content of antioxidants and vitamin C. Evidence suggests that it is far more effective, milligram for milligram than synthetic Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Camu camu has roughly 60 times more vitamin C per serving than an orange. It aids in gum health and other functions of the body. Other important nutrients present in Camu Camu are Valine, Leucine, Serine, essential amino acids used by the body to aid muscle repair, nervous system and cognitive functions. It also ha Flavonoids, Gallic Acid which has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, and Ellagic Acid which has antioxidant properties.