Native to the Amazon rainforest, this tart cherry-like super berry has impressive antioxidant capacities, as it’s loaded with vitamin C along with many other potent compounds like flavonoid antioxidants. An ideal addition to smoothies, salad dressings, yogurt, and more.
This Amazonian fruit contains the highest concentration of vitamin C of any food on the planet (50 times more than orange)
It provides nothing more and nothing less than 2,145 mg per 100 g. This is the largest amount ever found in a food on Earth.
Although the amount in milligrams of this vitamin in camu-camu is lower than that of synthetic vitamin C tablets, scientific evidence suggests that it is more effective than ascorbic acid or synthetic vitamin C. With just a third of a teaspoon a day, patients under supervision have reported improvements in their health.
THE FRUIT WITH THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF VITAMIN C AND OTHER ANTIOXIDANTS
Camu-camu contains a large amount of bioflavonoids and essential amino acids such as serine, valine and leucine. It is, as we said, a very rich source of vitamin C, up to 50 times greater than oranges, and for every 100 g it contains 355 mcg of carotenoid pigments, including lutein and zeaxanthin, the most present in the fruit.
It also provides very good doses of manganese (2.1 mg per 100 g), and is a source of other minerals such as copper, iron and calcium. This nutritional and antioxidant wealth makes camu-camu a food with numerous health properties.
BENEFITS OF CAMU CAMU
1. CAMU CAMU STRENGTHENS DEFENSES
By containing very high amounts of vitamin C, it improves defenses and gives us energy and good humor. Vitamin C helps purify and heal the body, fighting the effects of free radicals and pathogens that enter the body.
2. CAMU CAMU PROTECTS THE LIVER
Its antioxidant and phytochemical content helps prevent and cure liver diseases (it is especially useful in cirrhosis). This is so thanks to a component called 1-methylmalonate.
3. CAMU CAMU IMPROVES MOOD
Large amounts of vitamin C can stimulate the secretion of serotonin, the well-known hormone of happiness. For this reason, camu-camu is being used as an antidepressant in holistic medicines and therapies.
4. CAMU CAMU TAKES CARE OF THE MUCOSA AND GUMS
Its antioxidant and antiviral capacity helps prevent infections and inflammations of the mucosa and gums.
5. THE CAMU CAMU ANTI-AGING EFFECT
Its antioxidant power is studied to combat premature aging and cell degeneration. Due to its richness in vitamin C, it fights inflammation, one of the most influential factors in cell aging, oxidative stress and chronic pain.
6. CAMU CAMU IMPROVES EYE HEALTH
Camu-camu can have a positive effect in preventing macular degeneration. This is due not only to its vitamin C content, but also to the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
HOW TO TAKE CAMU-CAMU
Camu-camu powder is used to enrich juices, smoothies, puddings, and yogurts. It is also used in facial masks, to which it provides a silky texture.
FORMAT OF 9 Oz