The bushy Camu Camu tree (Myrciaria dubia) is native to the lush Amazon rainforest. The Camu Camu fruit is a red berry slightly larger than a grape. The Camu Camu berry was not widely used in the past because it is extremely sour – more so than a lemon or lime.
The Camu Camu berry has, at 2 – 3% of its weight, the highest Vitamin C concentration of any natural food in the world. Camu Camu is a super-food. Camu Camu can be taken as a defense against sickness with its Vitamin C, to fight free radicals with its strong antioxidant properties, or as an overall vitamin supplement to a healthy diet. Nutritionists are becoming skeptical about the absorbability and digestibility of synthetic Vitamin C pills. Camu Camu is the best natural source of Vitamin C on the planet.