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CAMU CAMU powder – the vitamin C bomb from Peru. Camu Camu is one of the fruits with the world highest natural vitamin C content: It contains more than 30 times more than one orange. In addition no other fruit contains such a high number of secondary...
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Camu Camu Powder – the vitamin C bomb from Peru.
Camu Camu is a fruit with one of the highest vitamin C contents in the world. It contains more than 30 times more than an orange. There is also no other fruit in existence with such a high content of secondary plant compounds.
For centuries Camu Camu fruit has served the locals as a healthy food substance.
Camu Camu powder enhances the immune system due to its high content of nutrients and is particularly popular with all those who are health conscious.
Camu Camu powder has a sour fruity taste and is well suited for use in smoothies, juices, mueslis and desserts.
We buy our organic Camu Camu powder directly from producers in Peru.
Camu Camu berries are collected by natives near the Peruvian Amazon region near the city of Iquitos and are immediately processed very gently after harvest.
Traditionally Camu Camu berries are used to support the immune system due to its high content in vitamin C. It helps to keep vision brain, heart and liver functions healthy against viral and bacterial infection and strengthens connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments and provides for healthy skin. Among other things vitamin C is a co-enzyme in the synthesis of collagen . Collagen acts as a binder in body tissue for the cohesion of cells.
The fact that this high number of phytochemicals is not found in any other fruit is remarkable.
Currently the exact characteristics of Camu Camu fruit are not researched in detail, but scientists assume that the high vitamin C content positively impacts the metabolism of the brain and ensures higher memory capacity and hinders depression.
The iron content is also high, almost 10 times more than that of oranges and lemons, which is practical for the absorption into the body, as iron can be processed better in combination with vitamin C. Camu Camu powder also provides a tripled Vitamin B3 content and a doubled Vitamin B2 content in comparison with citrus fruits. Consequently, Camu Camu powder can serve as a sensible nutritional supplement for vegetarians and vegans.
And there is more: the anthocyans contained in the red fruit are antioxidative, which means that they fight free radicals which are responsible for cell damage.
Conclusion: The complexity of the ingredients makes Camu Camu powder especially valuable for keeping your body healthy.
Due to the large number of ingredients Camu Camu powder is especially suited for:
- And all those who are health conscious
The natural ecosystem where Camu Camu is growing is the rain forest. In this zone rainfall ranges between 1,700 and 4,000 mm/year with an average temperature of 25°C.
Camu Camu fruit grows along the rivers in the Peruvian Amazon region. During the rainy season the rivers rise over the shore and flood the plantations. Harvest of the berries begins end of December / beginning of January. As part of the harvest occurs during the rainy season, the majority of the plants are submerged under water, which makes for an arduous harvest by hand from the boat. Camu Camu berries are collected in a boat and then brought to a collection station, where they are immediately transported for further processing to the production site. Once they arrive they are first washed and sorted. The pulp of the fruit is separated from the seeds and then slowly dried at low temperatures and afterwards ground gently into Camu Camu powder.
Camu Camu powder is especially suitable for use in juices, mueslis and shakes, smoothies, ice cream or desserts.
Sprinkle on top of dishes or mix in and enjoy!
You can find various delicious recipes at the Recipes page.
1 - 3 x daily sprinkle or mix ½ teaspoon (abt. 2 - 3 g) Camu Camu powder into dishes.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. This product is not a replacement for a balanced and varied diet. By uncertainty please consult a specialist about the use of this product. Please keep out of reach of small children.
The shrub is cherry-like and grows from 2 to 6 meters tall. It can be found in the western part of the Amazon region, especially in the surrounding of Iquitos in Peru. The Camu Camu fruit belongs to the myrtle family and was first classified in 1959. The red fruits are approximately 3 cm big and usually have two pits. The vitamin C content is huge, being 8 times higher than that of a lemon and over 30 times higher than an orange. In powder form Camu Camu tastes herbal, sour and fruity.
In the meantime, Camu Camu is being planted on plantations, but this does not cover the growing demand. This has led to the overexploitation of wild plants, which is not without consequences for nature.
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