Camu Camu is a round, red to purple colored fruit that grows abundantly in the Amazonian rain forest. Recent research has shown that this fruit contains one of the highest natural vitamin C contents of any food in the world. The fruit is also an extremely rich source of anthocyanins, with a particularly high level of cyanidin-3-glucoside. Best Camu Camu 4:1 Extract is an exclusive wild-crafted, spray-dried concentrate of camu camu fruit.The spray-drying process allows the powder extract to attain four times the nutrient and vitamin C concentration of the whole fruit.Vitamin C and anthocyanin compounds are powerful antioxidants that function as potent free radical scavengers.*
Camu camus main growing areas are near the Peruvian border with Brazil, and the fruits are the size of lemons. Due to its high vitamin C content, camu camu is becoming a widely used ingredient in dietary supplements.Camu camu also contains calcium, beta-carotene, protein, leucine, thiamin, valine and serine. The camu camu fruit contains the highest documented quantity of natural vitamin C on Earth. It has up to three times more vitamin C than Acerola. Compared to oranges, camu camu has 30 times more vitamin C, three times more niacin, ten times more iron, double the amount of riboflavin and 50% more phosphorus. Camu camu also contains 711mg of potassium per kilogram, and provides a full complement of minerals and amino acids that can improve the absorption of vitamin C.
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