Vitamin C and flavonoids are potent antioxidants that can help protect your body from oxidative stress and support your overall health and well-being. Many superfoods are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, but almost none can come close to matching the quantity and potency found in camu camu berries.
Derived from the fresh berries of the Myrciaria dubia plant, Groovy Bee® Organic Camu Camu Powder makes it easy for you to boost your daily intake of vitamin C, flavonoids and other nutrients and antioxidants. Our lab-verified camu camu powder has a slightly tangy flavor that goes well with fruit smoothies, homemade desserts and other snacks and beverages.
Groovy Bee® Organic Camu Camu Powder contains no gluten or GMOs and is certified Kosher and organic. It is also vegan, non-China and meticulously lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.
Camu camu berries are the purple and yellow, cherry-sized drupes that grow on the Myrciaria dubia shrub, which is native to the rainforests of Peru and Brazil. Also known as “camocamo” or “cacari,” the camu camu plant is a relative of the rumberry, or guavaberry, plant. For generations, Amazonian natives have used camu camu berries to create a variety of health-promoting poultices, tonics and other natural remedies.
Known for their natural abundance of vitamin C, camu camu berries are also used as food and are often turned into delicious jams, jellies, ice creams, candies, juices and other sweet snacks and beverages. In Japan, camu camu has become a popular ingredient in energy and sports drinks, as well as other refreshing beverages. You can incorporate camu camu powder into your daily routine to support your body’s natural immune defenses and promote eye, skin and digestive health.
ONE OF THE WORLD’S BESTSOURCES OF VITAMIN C AND FLAVONOIDS**
As potent antioxidants, vitamin C and flavonoids support healthy immune, cognitive and cardiovascular functions. They also support healthy bones, skin and connective tissues. By regularly consuming superfoods rich in flavonoids and vitamin C, such as camu camu, you can achieve optimal health and well-being.
When it comes to vitamin C content, camu camu has few rivals. A review published in the journal Food Research International found that a 100 g serving of camu camu berries contains around 1,882 to 2,280 mg of pure vitamin C. This amount easily exceeds those found in acai berries, Barbados cherries, cloudberries and other vitamin C-rich fruits. Compared to other superfuits, camu camu contains:
200xmorevitamin Cthan bananas
60xmore vitamin C
56x morevitamin Cthan lemons
30xmorevitamin Cthan kiwi fruits
As for flavonoids, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that camu camu berries have great antioxidant potential due to their high flavonoid, anthocyanin and phenolic content. The study also confirmed that the main flavonoids found in camu camu berries are quercetin and kaempferol derivatives.
WHAT OTHER NUTRIENTS CAN YOU FIND INCAMU CAMU BERRIES?**
With its robust nutritional profile, camu camu berries contain a multitude of other beneficial nutrients. Aside from vitamin C, camu camu provides plenty of dietary fiber, protein, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and B vitamins, such as riboflavin, niacin and thiamin.
Compared to oranges, gram for gram, camu camu berries contain:
Additionally, camu camu berries are packed with carotenoids, such as lutein, beta carotene and zeaxanthin, and amino acids like serine, leucine and valine.
Having adequate levels of vitamin C can help elevate your mood and promote emotional well-being. Not only is camu camu bursting with vitamin C, but it also contains high levels of flavonoids, which are plant compounds that exert a positive influence on your mood.
Camu camu berries provide a significant amount of amino acids that support healthy digestive function. The high vitamin C content of camu camu berries also promote healthy gut microflora.
Camu camu berries provide plenty of nutrients that can support optimal bone health. These include calcium, copper, zinc and manganese.
Camu camu is rich in vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that can promote healthy, glowing skin. Camu camu berries also contain other antioxidants that help protect your skin from oxidative damage.
Support healthy immune function
Promote healthy cardiovascular function
Support healthy eye function
Promote healthy liver function
According to a study that appeared in the journal Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, the potent combination of antioxidants and phytochemicals in camu camu promote healthy liver function and combat oxidative stress. Amazon natives also use camu camu as a natural remedy to support their body’s ability to flush out toxins.
As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C supports the healthy function of your immune system and protects your body against harmful free radicals. Camu camu berries contain 60 times more vitamin C than oranges and 56 times more vitamin C than lemons.
A study published in the journal Data in Brief suggests that camu camu extract can support healthy cardiovascular function by helping maintain healthy blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range. Camu camu berries are also loaded with antioxidants that can help protect your heart from free radical damage.
According to a study published in the journal Food Chemistry, camu camu berries contain an abundance of carotenoids, such as lutein, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, luteoxanthin and violaxanthin. These beneficial compounds can protect your eyes from oxidative stress and promote healthy vision.
Camu camu powder has a slightly tangy flavor that works well with fruit smoothies, homemade ice creams and other snacks and beverages. Incorporating it into your daily routine is a great way to increase your nutrient intake and promote your overall health and well-being.
Add it to pre-workout smoothies and slushies
Add it to iced teas
Add it to frozen yogurt
Tired of regular fruity or herbal iced teas? A dash of camu camu powder can easily improve your favorite iced tea or beverage in more ways than one.
Even plain yogurt tastes great when topped with frozen mango cubes and a little camu camu powder.
Camu camu powder supports healthy energy levels, so adding it to your favorite smoothies can help maximize your workout.
Add it to salad dressings
Add it to sauces
Add it to porridge
Add a bit of camu camu powder to your favorite salad dressing to boost your intake of beneficial phytochemicals.
The somewhat acidic flavor of camu camu powder perfectly complements most strong-flavored spices and herbs, making it a great addition to sauces.
Simply add camu camu powder to your breakfast porridge and top with a handful of fruits and nuts for a nutritious start to your day.
Make camu camu fusion juices and lemonades
Make vegan ice cream
Make energy bars
All you need for this recipe is a sliced banana or two and some camu camu powder. Freeze the banana for at least 3 hours then blend it with the camu camu powder until you get a creamy consistency. Serve chilled.
Upgrade your homemade energy bars with a little camu camu powder for a potent vitamin C boost.
Give your regular fruit juices and lemonades an extra zesty touch with a hint of camu camu powder.
Health tip:The vitamin C in camu camu powder is sensitive to extremely high temperatures. To get the maximum amount of vitamin C, avoid adding the powder to hot drinks or foods.
Make frozen desserts
Give your regular ice cream a flavorful twist by adding a pinch of camu camu powder.
Camu camu is nature's most potent source of full-spectrum vitamin C. Certified organic from the pristine soils of rural Peru, this camu camu has a slightly tangy taste. I love to use it in smoothies for some extra full-spectrum vitamin C. A little of this powder goes a long way, as it's highly concentrated.
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