Camu Camu is a native fruit of the Peruvian Amazon, mostly in floodable areas;
it grows on a tree that can reach 5 ms of height.
It bears round, bulby fruit, similar to cherries with a diameter of about 3 cms. ,
that weighs about 20 grs.
The ripe fruit pulp can be eaten, with a lovely acid flavor, similar to cherries or lemon.
Its most important feature is its high content in ascorbic acid.
Camu camu contains more vitamin C than any other fruit on the planet:
between 1,800 and 2,780 mg. per 100 grs. camu camu pulp.
Compared to oranges, camu camu offers 30 times more vitamin C, 10 times more iron,
3 times more niacin, twice as much riboflavin, and fifty percent more phosphor.
Camu camu is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rain forests of Peru and Brazil.
It produces a lemon sized, light orange to purplish red fruit with yellow pulp.
This fruit is packed with more natural vitamin C than any other food source recorded on the planet,
in addition to beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, serine, thiamin, leucine,
and valine. These powerful phytochemicals and amino acids have a surprising range of therapeutic effects.
Camu camu has astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient and nutritional properties.
Camu Camu Extract is about 15% Vitamin C by weight.
In comparison to oranges, camu camu provides 30-50 times more vitamin C, ten times more iron,
three times more niacin, twice as much riboflavin, and 50% more phosphorus.