Camu Camu, Myrciaria dubia

Camu Camu

Myrciaria dubia

Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a white flowering shrub from the Myrtle family of plants, which grows in the west Amazon area, in particularly in Peru and Brazil.

The Camu Camu fruit is a spherical berry ranging from10 to 40 mm in diameter and is red to violet in colour often with two cores. Along with the Acerola cherry the Camu Camu is ranked among the plants with the highest vitamin C content in the world and has an unusually high concentration of secondary plant substances.

Effects

  • Due to the fact that the human body cannot produce vitamin C itself, it is important to make sure that we have a regular intake of vitamin C.
  • Camu-Camu is an ideal form of vitamin C, which along with Acerola counts as the fruit with the most vitamin C.
  • Unlike Acerola cherries, Camu Camu berries can be made into 100 % pure fruit powder without any other additions.

Origin

We obtain our Camu Camu from the western Amazon region, especially from Peru and Brazil.