Camu camu - A new Brazilian superfruit in town
Botanical name : Myrciaria dubia
A small tropical fruit shaped like a cherry, this fruit grows on a low-growing shrub native to the lush climates along the Black Water River region of the Amazonian rainforest. It contains high vitamin C content - 60 times more per serving than an orange! It is often called the Camu-Camu berry.
The Power of Camu
Camu fruits are the highest documented source of vitamin C - providing 200 times more than a banana, 56 times more than a lemon, and 30-60 times more than an orange. Camu also contains a broad range of other important nutrients including potent antioxidants, phytochemicals and amino acids, as well as many important vitamins and minerals including beta-carotene and potassium.