Organic Camu Camu (Myrciaria Dubia) is the richest source of natural Vitamin C (12-14 %) known to man and native to Amazonian rain forest climates where this bright green and red colored berry has been used for centuries for its nutritional and medicinal attributes. This pure Planet BIO Camu camu powder is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, phytochemicals and many vitamins and minerals which make this extraordinary berry excellent immune boosting food.
Usage of camu camu:
1 tbsp into a glass (3-5 dcl) of water, juice, yogurt or smoothie with some natural sweetener (such as agave nectar)
100 % organic Camu Camu powder
Camu camu powder
Preventing colds, flu and other seasonal illnesses, strengthening the immune system, soothing headaches and migraine, strengthening nervous system, having antibacterial and antiviral effects.
Camu camu is the fruit of a bush tree growing in the Amazon Basin, in the river or right next to it. It is about the size of an olive and has a purplish red skin with a yellow pulp. The fruits ripen at the peak of the rainy season and the natives have been using them for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Camu camu is handpicked from canoes and needs to be dried as soon as possible so that as many nutrients as possible are retained. Both fresh fruit and powder are very tart so they are usually consumed in smaller amounts or mixed with water.
Camu camu powder is appreciated mostly for its incredibly high concentrations of vitamin C (12 %). According to some resources it contains 30 times more vitamin C than oranges. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, protecting the cells from the effects of harmful free radicals. In addition, it strengthens the immune system and is crucial for healthy skin, quick wound healing and appropriate muscle regeneration after intensive physical activities. The enzyme that plays a vital role in the synthesis of collagen, needs vitamin C to be active. Some data shows that vitamin C improves the absorption of iron in the intestine by 85 % and is used for treating anaemia as well. Besides vitamin C, camu camu powder also contains some B group vitamins (B1, B2, B3), calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iron, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids.
Camu camu is the planet’s richest vitamin C source, originating from the Amazonas where it is highly regarded as a food and a medicine with the following properties:
- preventing colds, flu and other seasonal illnesses
- boosting your immune system
- treating headaches and migraines
- having antibacterial properties