super fruits Super Camu Camu

Camu Camu

Basic information

This small oval fruit of red smooth skin and sour centeris the result of the magical spell of one of the most important natural sources of the planet which gathers fabulous recipes for the health and gastronomy. It belongs to the family of the myrtaceaes and a high content of vitamin C, even higher than the ones with high concentration of ascorbic acid such as orange and lemon.

Seasonal availability

Harvest : after 4 years, and anual harvests after that.

Human health benefits

The camu camu is a superfood that strengthens the immune system, the skin and the eyes. It provides a large amount of vitamin C, 16 times more than orange juice and 60 times more than lemon juice. This fruit promotes collagen growth, for proper formation of bones, teeth, skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and even blood vessels.        

It is also an anti-oxidant, preventing possible negative effects. Another benefit of the camu camu is the detoxification of the liver, helping to eliminate toxins and fat that accumulate in that organ.  


The camu camu is a tree that grows naturally in the Peruvian Amazon. This superfood is circular in shape, small, and reddish in color, with a slightly acidic flavor. Its properties have been used to fight viruses and flu, as well as cold sores, shingles, and coughs.

Another benefit of the camu camu is that it helps improve the digestive tract due to one of its components, serine. It also increases levels of ascorbic acid, calcium, iron, riboflavin, niacin, potassium, and phosphorus, helping the body to function better.

The camu camu improves heart function, because 100 grams of this fruit provides 7.1 milligrams of potassium, which is a mineral that helps lower high blood pressure and prevent retention of liquids. Degenerative brain diseases may be blocked by eating this superfood, improving concentration and preventing possible “brain fog” and Alzheimer’s.

Cancer is another disease that may be prevented by eating camu camu, thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties as a defense for the body. Inflammation also responds well to drinking the juice of this fruit, due to its high vitamin C content.

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