Superfood focus – Camu Camu

Camu_Camu_150g Camu camu is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rain forests of Peru and Brazil. It produces a lemon sized, light orange to purplish red fruit with yellow pulp. This fruit is packed with more natural vitamin C than any other food source recorded on the planet!

Benefits of Camu Camu:

  • Vitamin C – more than any other food! (1/2 teaspoon of powder provides more than 400% the Daily Value!)
  • Strengthens immune system
  • High in anti-oxidants
  • Balances mood – effective and safe antidepressant.
  • Supports optimal function of nervous system including eye and brain functions.
  • Provides arthritic protection by helping reduce inflammation.
  • Anti-viral (effective against all forms of the Herpes virus)
  • Liver protective

Camu camu can be bought in powdered form (I love the Loving Earth brand) and has quite a distinctive and slightly bitter taste. I use it in smoothies or sprinkled in baked goods to boost the nutritional value of the food. It works well with citrus and berries.

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Belinda Kirkpatrick

Belinda Kirkpatrick is an expert Nutritionist and Naturopath in Sydney. She specialises in natural fertility, family and women's health care.
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