Camu Camu is the name of a bush which grows in the Amazonian rain forest of Peru. The Camu Camu bush produces a nutrient dense berry with the same name which contains powerful phytochemicals with health benefits, including the amino acids serine, valine, and leucine. Camu camu is said to be the richest source of vitamin C known, with anti-viral and immune-boosting properties. It is a great source of minerals including iron, niacin, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, and beta carotene. It is very energising, and combines wonderfully with other superfoods like cacao, pollen and gojis. It contains more Vitamin C than any other known plant in the world, and has a surprising range of therapeutic effects.
The Camu-Camu fruit is about the size of a large grape and has a purplish red skin with a yellow pulp. It grows wild, is harvested directly into a freezer boat, which travels down the river ways of the Amazon where the fruit is picked at the height of its ripeness and flash-frozen. It is then taken to a processing plant where it is thawed, peeled, liquefied and spray dried. The resulting powder is a pale pink to yellow beige with very potent effects.