“Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow”
Everybody knows that oranges are good for you, lots of vitamin C to boost your immune system and help prevent colds. But did you know that there is a fruit with up to 60 times more vitamin C than an orange?? Well. CamuCamu is that fruit!
What is CamuCamu?
CamuCamu (myrciariadubia) grows wild across the Amazon rainforest of South America, from Venezuela to Bolivia. It is a bushy riverside tree that grows approximately 3 to 5 metres tall and produces a red/purple cherry like fruit about 2cm in diameter.
The benefits of CamuCamu in your daily diet!
As already mentioned, this fruit is packed with vitamin C, in fact it has the highest known levels of vitamin C of any plant in the world!
Why is vitamin C so important to our bodies?
And many other benefits.
So one can easily see how important vitamin C is for a healthy body.
How much vitamin C do we need daily?
Did you know that the National recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C is 60mg?
60mg may help prevent illnesses like scurvy but it’s not enough for optimal health.
Many top nutritional experts now support daily Vitamin C intakes of 1000 to 3000mg and more.
An orange has an average of 60mg of vitamin C per 100grams. That’s 11 average sized oranges for 1000mg, 22 for 2000mg or 33 (almost 5kg) for 3000mg! That’s a lot of oranges!!
Camucamu gives you an average of 2400mg of vitamin C per 100gr of fresh fruit! Dried CamuCamu powder can be several times stronger! Andean Harvests organic CamuCamu powder gives you up to 1000mg of Vitamin C per 5gr tsp.! That’s a lot less eating and drinking for a lot more goodness!
Not only vitamin C.
Apart from super levels of vitamin C, CamuCamu also contains beta carotene, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, bioflavonoids, riboflavin and various amino acids.
You might say, well why not just take a vitamin C supplement, they are cheaper after all?
1. Most Vitamin C supplements are synthetic , not natural and they are full of additives and fillers. CamuCamu is 100% natural!
2. Mg for mg CamuCamu’s natural vitamin C has been shown to be more effective than its synthetic equivalent.
3. The synthetic Vitamin C doesn’t contain all the extra goodness and benefits of CamuCamu.
4. It’s difficult to make delicious smoothies and desserts from a bottle of vitamin C tablets!
Which brings us to the great ways in which you can use Camu Camu in your diet!! See our recipes for delicious Camu Camu smoothies, juices and more.
What is the difference between the brown/beige Camu Camu powder and the pink Camu Camu powder?
You may have come across two different Camu Camu powders, one a beige /brown colour and one a pink colour. Here is the difference between the two powders:
1. Pink Camu Camu:
The pink Camu Camu powder is obtained from the juice extracted from the Camu Camu berry which is then dried on a bed of tapioca starch or maltodextrin. The end result is a powder which is between 85-95% Camu Camu and 5-15% tapioca starch/maltodextrin. The pink powder is a little easier to dissolve in water/juice and has a different flavour to the brown/beige powder.
2. Beige/brown Camu Camu:
The beige /brown Camu Camu powder is obtained using the complete fruit, skin included. It is dried without the use of any carriers and is 100% Camu Camu. It is more potent than the pink powder with a higher content of vitamin C as the skin of the fruit also contains vitamin C. It is a little more difficult to dissolve in liquids and any juice into which it has been incorporated will need to be shaken well before consuming.
Passionfruit,strawberry,orange and CamuCamu juice.
Simple to prepare, it tastes even better than it looks and is even better for you!Ingredients:
Blend together in Juicer or blender. Refrigerate for 30 minutes if you prefer it chilled.
Super C Parsnip soup
A soup that will leave you feeling warm, full of energy and help you beat those nasty colds.Ingredients:4 medium parnisps1 tblsp coconut butter/hemp oil 1 heaped tsp Andean Harvest Maca1 heaped tsp Andean Harvest Camu Camu powder3 tblsp liquid aminos/soy sauce1 tblsp lemon juice
Peel and chop parsnips and place in a saucepan of water. Bring to boil then simmer until parsnips are soft. Turn off heat, add coconut butter/hemp oil and blend gently. Add Maca, Camu Camu , aminos/soy sauce and lemon juice and blend again.
Cool sweet Quinoa with Camu Camu.
Feel your energy levels rise with this power salad of Camu Camu, Quinoa and Maca.
To a single serving of cooked quinoa add:
1 tblsp hemp oil/coconut butter
1 tblsp maple syrup/honey
1/4 tsp Andean Harvest Maca
1/2 tsp Andean Harvest Camu Camu
Small sprinkle of ground cinnamon
1 tblsp soaked Goji berries
To the cool Quinoa add the oil and maple syrup/honey and mix well. Then add the Camu Camu, Maca and cinnamon and mix again. Place the Goji berries on top and enjoy!
Apple and Camu Camu Juice.
Start your day with this delicious blend of two superfruits and feel the difference!
2 Granny Smith apples
2 Red apples
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp Andean Harvest Camu Camu.
Add the ingredients to the juicer and enjoy! Simple!
1.CamuCamu as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory:
The methanolic extract of seeds of the tropical fruit camu-camu was screened for its anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenan-induced paw edema model mice. The extract significantly suppressed both the formation of edema in mice by oral administration and the release of nitric oxide from macrophage-derived RAW 264.7 cells in vitro. Based on the results of a spectroscopic analysis, the active compound was identified by in vivo bioassay-guided fractionation to be 3β-hydroxy-lup-20(29)-en-28-oic acid, betulinic acid, known as an anti-inflammatory triterpenoid. These findings suggest that camu-camu seed extract is a potentially useful material as a source of betulinic acid and as a functional food for prevention of immune-related disease
2. Camu Camu is superior to Vitamin C tablets.
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3.Natural Vitamin C versus Synthetic Vitamin C:
See why The natural Vitamin C of Camu is superior to synthetic Vitamin C.
Nutritional profile Mineral Profile Vitamin Profile
per 5gr serving. Per 5gr serving. Per 5gr serving.
Protein 0gr Phosphorus 1.76mg Vitamin B1 0.004mg
Total Fat 0gr Potassium 0.49gr Vitamin B2 0.008mg
- Saturated fat 0gr Calcium 0.21mg Niacin 0.41mg
Total Carbohydrate 5gr Iron 0.05mg Vitamin C 700mg(average)
- Dietary fibre 0gr
Vitamin C (average) 700mg
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