Camu camu

Camu Camu is a shrub found in the swamp or flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest and could be the next superfood to hit the North American markets quickly. The bush carries large berries that can resemble cherries. These berries appear to be one of the best vitamin C foods, because they contain more of this vitamin than any other food source on the planet, sometimes as much as 60 times more vitamin C than an orange!

Camu Camu is also equipped with a powerful mixture of amino acids such as serine, leucine and valine, as well as phytochemicals and minerals that can help a range of diseases in the body. Camu camu is used for everything. Animal studies have shown that camu camu has antioxidant and antigenotoxic effects.

Acerola and acai are two superfoods that are known for their extremely high vitamin C content, but camu camu contains even more vitamin C. Camu camu is fairly new to the world market, but the popularity is growing worldwide.

Camu Camu Nutritional Background

The camu camu berry comes from the camu camu shrub (Myrciaria dubia) which grows about nine to 14 feet long. The small tree is located in the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family. The shrub is related to the rumberry and guavaberry and produces a yellowish / red fruit that is extremely acidic, and therefore it is usually ground into a powder and mixed with other things. The wild bush can yield about 26 pounds of berries per year.

100 grams of camu camu contains:

0.4 grams of protein
0.2 grams of fat
2145 milligrams of vitamin C (3575 percent ADH)
2.1 milligrams of manganese (106 percent ADH)
0.2 milligrams of copper (10 percent ADH)
0.5 milligrams of iron (3 percent ADH)
12.4 milligrams of magnesium (3 percent ADH)
15.7 milligrams of calcium (2 percent ADH)
83.8 milligrams of potassium (2 percent ADH)
0.4 milligrams of zinc (2 percent ADH)

Camu camu also contains 355 micrograms of carotenoids. In camu camu fruit, lutein is the dominant carotenoid, along with beta-carotene and zeaxanthin.

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