Camu camu is an amazing superfood that can easily be added to smoothies to give them a major nutritional boost. It is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rain forests of Peru and Brazil that produces a lemon sized, light orange to purplish red fruit with yellow pulp. The camu camu fruit contains more natural vitamin C than any other food source on the planet, as well as beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, serine, thiamin, leucine, and valine. Camu camu has astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient and nutritional properties.
So what are the health benefits of camu camu and why should you be trying to sneak this amazing fruit into your diet?
- High levels of naturally occurring vitamin C (more than any other food)
- Rich in anti-oxidants
- Boosts immunity
- Balances your moods
- Powerful anti-viral
- Supports healthy liver function
- Supports optimal eye and brain function
While the fruit of the camu camu is not readily available in the US, you can easily access the powder to amp up the nutrition in your smoothies. Always try to get organic whenever possible. A few good choices you can easily find online include:
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