Camu Camu, a fruit full of vitamin C.


Camu camu is a fruit that grows in the rainforests of the Amazon (between Peru and Brazil), which has a high concentration of vitamin C.

Camu camu
The Camu camu is the fruit of a shrubMyrciaria dubia), which grows on the banks of the Amazon River. This small cherry-sized fruit is known worldwide for its exceptional concentration of ascorbic acid, almost 100 times more than orange pulp, iron, niacin, riboflavin and phosphorus.

In general, ripe fruits with a diameter of approximately two centimeters with a purple skin and yellow pulp are available. The Camu camu It has astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient and nutritional properties.

Thanks to all these properties Camu camu It is considered a first-class fruit for the food industry. We can Camu Camu in capsules, powder, in juices and nectars, jams, soft drinks, yogurt and ice cream.

In Spain, we find it in herbalists and some specialty stores, although if you are going to buy it, look carefully at its origin, as you can find a package of Camu camu made in China, and they are not even close to the authentic ones Amazon jungle.

See also

Santa Teresa, quince paste

More information: wikipedia

Photography: Flickr Naturguru


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