Discover the fruit with the highest amount of vitamin C in nature
In the depths of the Amazon jungle, a tree that measures between 3 to 5 meters and with white petaled flowers with a sweet aroma, hides the fruit with the highest amount of vitamin C in nature: the camu camu (40 times more than an orange ).
It is estimated that between 2 and 3% of its total weight in its natural state corresponds to this antioxidant that, among many other functions, strengthens the immune system , reduces cellular aging , promotes the production of the protein that covers our skin (collagen). and helps level the stress hormone (cortisol). With just a third of a teaspoon of camu camu powder a day, patients under supervision have reported improvements in their health.
The size of a large grape, reddish purple in color and yellow flesh, the camu camu fruit is highly sought after for its nutritional benefits, with Japan being the country that buys the most in the world. It has a high dose of manganese, in addition to containing other important minerals such as copper, iron and calcium. Although this fruit survives in very humid and hot climates, it can also be planted in semi-tropical terrain. In Chile we can find camu camu powder, which we can easily add to juices, smoothies, ice cream or other preparations.