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AMAZON GOLD | Camu Camu Berry | Rich In Vitamin C

 

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Camu Camu grows on the banks of the Amazon river and during the rainy season the roots are completely submerged in the river! This explains why the berries are so rich in nutrients. The roots of the plants are constantly absorbing the minerals that are flowing down stream. For your interest we recommend this web site:  

https://aymarafood.com/en/delving-into-the-wonderful-world-of-camu-camu-in-peru/

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What is Camu Camu?
Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a small, bushy riverside tree that flourishes in the Amazon rainforest and is usually found in Peru and Brazil. The medicinal properties are contained in the reddish/purple colour berry that resembles a cherry. One thing of interest - this plant requires copious amounts of water to thrive. In fact, this small tree can withstand 4-5 months of flooding even with much of its roots and body submerged in water.

Taste the Goodness!
Camu Camu is a great source of Vitamin C - an important antioxidant that helps to neutralise free radicals responsible for many chronic diseases. It is also responsible for the production of a protein called collagen, in fact many beauty therapists claim it can slow down the signs of ageing. It can also speed up the recovery of healing wounds and injuries while promoting less visible scars. Vitamin C contributes to collagen production and also plays a vital role in protecting your heart. Immune health is another big reason we take Vitamin C, but you don't need to drink a glass of orange juice, one serving of Camu Camu provides over 1,000 % of your daily Vitamin C intake... you would have to eat 10 oranges to achieve that amount! Camu Camu also contains useful amounts of iron, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium and a number of amino acids which aid in the absorption of Vitamin C.

How should I consume Camu Camu?
The fruit itself has a slightly tart taste, so it is commonly consumed as a powder or in veggie capsules. Try adding Camu Camu powder into oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies or even making a refreshing drink with purified water and some lemon juice for a great start to your day.