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Camu: A Superfruit Source of Vitamin C

Are you looking for a safe and natural (not synthetic!) way to get your vitamin C? Look no further than camu.

The camu-camu berry is a small, antioxidant-rich fruit that grows on a shrub (Myrciaria Dubia) found in the Amazonian rainforest.  And its the most potent known source of vitamin C in the world.

In fact, camu-camu contains 30 to 60 times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges.

Nature’s Vitamin Pill

In addition to its impressive vitamin C content, camu also contains a wide range of antioxidants and phytonutrients that guard against free radicals and help to reduce inflammation.

While fresh camu-camu is not readily available in most parts of the world, you can find the dried powder offered by many high quality companies in health food stores and online. To make camu-camu powder, the fruit is dried and then milled into a fine powder. A brand we like is Navitas Naturals Camu. It is grown organically and gently freeze-dried to preserve the nutrient potential of the product. Whir half a teaspoon into smoothies or warm (not hot) beverages to get more immune-boosting, age-defying vitamin C in your diet.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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