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 powder 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 Camu’s 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.
CamuCamu 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.