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Camu Camu

Camu Camu

Myrciaria dubia, commonly known as Camu Camu, is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rainforest, mainly in swampy or flooded areas. Normally wild-harvested in the rainforest in canoes, the fruits mature during the high water or flooding seasons in the Amazon. It bears a red/purple cherry like fruit.

The extraordinarily high vitamin C content (in the order of 2-3% of fresh weight) is the most important property of the Camu Camu fruit. Camu Camu has also a unique aroma and fruit pigmentation. A reddish pigment in the leathery skin (probably anthocyanins) imparts an attractive and unique pink color on juices extracted from Camu Camu. The juice has a unique, tart and refreshing flavor, a good alternative to the common Lemon and Lime flavors.

Camu Camu is more recently also used in ice creams, sweets, etc. Processed powder from the fruit pulp is beginning to be sold in the west as a health food in loose powder or capsule form. In addition to the high vitamin C content, Camu Camu contains the amino acids Valine, Leucine and Serine, and is also rich in Flavonoids.


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