4 health benefits of Camu Camu

If you think about boosting your Vitamin C intake, which fruit immediately springs to mind?

If you thought of an orange, you’re not alone. Many people believe oranges are the best source of dietary Vitamin C, however, this simply isn’t the case. There’s a lesser-known South American superfood that actually contains 30 times the Vitamin C of an orange.

And guess what? It’s the size of a cherry!

The small fruits that grow on the Camu Camu tree (Myrciaria dubia), which grows in the flooded parts of the Amazon Rainforest, contain the most concentrated source of Vitamin C of any food on the planet. In fact, they’re packed with a wide array of health-boosting vitamins and minerals including Iron, B2, B3 and Beta Carotene.

Why should I supplement my diet with Camu Camu?

  1. It’s gentle on the stomach. Camu Camu is a natural source of Vitamin C, so much more kind to your stomach and easier to assimilate in the body than synthesized alternatives.
  2. It contains nutrients that help you to absorb Vitamin C. As well as being a rich source of Vitamin C, it also contains amino acids, bioflavonoids and other nutrients that help your body to absorb this essential vitamin.
  3. It helps to promote healthy blood circulation. This is one of our body’s most important functions, it transports oxygen around the body to our brain and organs.
  4. It helps with cell regeneration. Camu Camu’s Vitamin C content helps to neutralise free radicals, boost collagen and promote healthier skin.

Where can I buy these superfruits?

Camu Camu fruits are extremely tart in flavour, so you wouldn’t tuck into them like you would a punnet of strawberries. As their flavour is an acquired taste, you’re also not likely to find them in the fruit section of your local supermarket, either!

These fruits are most commonly consumed in powdered or pill form, so you can still benefit from their nutritional goodness without the unpleasant taste.

Want to find out more? Take a look at our gluten-free Camu Camu Capsules, suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
May 21, 2019 by Rio Health