Camu Camu Berry or Myrciaria dubia, is a small, round, red colored fruit that grows in the Amazon Rainforest. It was traditionally used by the indigenous people of the Amazonian lowlands in order to support the immune system, ward off viral infections, promote healthy gums, eyes and skin and to support the nervous and circulatory system. It was seen as a powerful fruit used to help maintain optimal health. This wild crafted fruit is still harvested by traditional means. Canoes are used during flooding season in order to gather the Camu camu berries when ripe. Camu Camu has gained much attention for being an excellent source of whole food Vitamin C. Containing 30 times more Vitamin C than oranges, just 1 teaspoon provides 920% of the Recommended Daily Intake for Vitamin C. Camu Camu also contains a broad range of antioxidants and as such can be incorporated daily into any anti-aging or wellness program.
Peruvian Harvest Camu Camu powder has a tart, sour taste that combines citrus, berry and floral notes. It can be used right out of the bag and combined with water. Add a teaspoon of Natural Sweetener such as Peruvian Harvest Yacon Root Powder. It makes a wonderful addition to juices or smoothies and can be added to yogurt or mixed with other berries. It combines well with other Organic Traditions Superfruits like Goji Berries as well as Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Powder in any blended SuperDrink.
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