Camu Camu, Myrciaria dubia is a native fruit to South America, particularly Brazil and Peru, naturally growing on riverbanks and harvested for its high nutritional value and flavour. Also known as cacari to the locals, this fruit is now being sought after by other countries and is in high demand, primarily imported by Japan. Harvesting of Camu Camu is a delicate process due to the nutritional content peaking whilst the fruit isn’t at full maturity but clashing with the tenderness of the flavour, being picked prematurely. Therefore harvesting must be gauged for both flavour and nutritional value. Easily added into your daily routine, in smoothies and drinks.
This fruit is incredibly high in fiber and Vitamin C, which stimulates white blood cell production and boosting immunity. It is recognised for cognitive ability and high antioxidant levels which aids with the elimination of plaque-build up in the cognitive pathways that is caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. It is an anti-inflammatory for sufferes of arthritis and gout, as well as helping with hemorrhoids and headaches. It is a cancer preventative and is known to relieve mood swings; is an antiseptic and anti-bacterial while also preventing viral infections and helps to treat herpes.
Camu Camu is thought to protect the sexual organs hence prevents infertility. Also helps to protect muscle tones, especially for those trying to conserve muscle tone by attending gym sessions. It helps to eliminate oxidative stress in the ocular system using carotenoid as an antioxidant to prevent the onset of macular degeneration and the developments of cataracts.
Consult your health practitioner if your are taking other medications to avoid contraindications.