Camu-camu is a real concentrate of vitamin C, but also antioxidants, it is simply the fruit that contains the most natural vitamin C: a single glass is worth 40 glasses of juice.
Orange is widely consumed in Latin America, its region of origin, camu-camu is in the form of dietary supplement, nothing like it for a cure anti-fatigue! A treasure from the Amazon For scientists, camu-camu is called Myrciaria dubia. This term describes a shrub of the family Myrtaceae, growing in the marshy areas of the Amazon rainforest and up to four meters high. Camu-camu also refers to the fruit of this shrub, which is born from white flowers between the months of December and April.
Today cultivated, especially in Peru, camu-camu is becoming more and more known for its benefits. The virtues of camu-camu The camu-camu fruit is part of the family of "superfruits", especially because of its vitamin C content: between 3.5 and 9% of its dry weight or 2500 mg per 100 g of pulp. He has no equal in this matter. To give an idea, this small round fruit with orange-red color contains 30 times more ascorbic acid than kiwi, up to 60 times more than orange!
The camu-camu is therefore particularly recommended in case of fatigue or overwork, but also in periods of change of season. This is not the only virtue of camu-camu. Amazonian fruit is also very rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins and other terpenes. It helps fight against oxidative stress and aging cells. The Orac (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) index is 45,000 micromoles of Trolox per 100 g, higher than other superfruits such as cranberry (9,584) or Goji berries (25,500). In short, the camu-camu keeps you in shape while making you beautiful. And especially as its amino acids and potassium strengthen the natural defenses of the body.
Camu-camu can also be an effective support for viral diseases. How to consume camu-camu Camu-camu is part of the current diet in the Amazon region, and in South America in general. It is very appreciated for its acidity, close to that of lemon, which it replaces frequently. Its taste in the natural state is however very strong. Recommended to all, from the child to the elderly, camu-camu is mainly consumed at home as a food supplement in the form of powder or capsules. However, it can rarely be found in juice or nectar. One glass is equivalent, in vitamin C, to 40 glasses of orange juice, or to 139 of pineapple juice!