Camu Camu Powder
There are a lot of food-like products in the grocery today that, although delicious, are devoid of any significant nutrition. But people are wiser now. They are looking for real nutritious food that could protect them from chronic diseases, sometimes, even help them reverse it.
One food—or fruit, for that matter—that made the cut is camu camu berry. This little known super fruit is so dense in nutrients it is almost unmatched.
What is it?
The Camu camu berry is almost the same size as lemons but fleshy and soft. Its skin colour ranges from reddish brown to dark purple depending on the concentration of natural pigments (anthocyanin) in its skin. The flesh is yellow and it tastes really sour.
This Amazonian berry doesn’t just grow anywhere but it is commonly found in the rainforest swamps and flooded areas of Peru and Bolivia. Its watery habitat indicates it may have been food for fish and also its main channel of dispersion.
Abundant as they are in South America, no evidence suggests the locals were aware of its true power as a food and medicine. It was only in the 1950s when the Ministry of Public Health of Peru analysed its nutritional content that its value was known.
Analysis showed camu camu berry has the highest concentration of Vitamin C than any known plant in the world. Yes, even more than oranges. If an orange can offer 1,000ppm of Vitamin C—and that is already high—camu berry can provide as high as 50,000ppm! That’s about two grams of Vitamin C for every 100 grams of fruit
What does Vitamin C do for the body? The list is long. It helps form collagen, blood vessels, teeth, skin, gums, cartilage and bones. An anti-oxidant that prevents DNA from being damaged by free radicals. Also, known to contribute increase of iron absorption, regineration of Vitamin E, heps normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.
A person with an unhealthy nervous system may experience depression, brain fog (inability to focus sharply), forgetfulness and ultimately, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and otsome degenerative diseases. This same vitamin can protect the nervous system from damage thus avoiding diseases mentioned above.
Take note that unlike synthetic Vitamin C supplements which provide only ascorbic acid, camu berry offers a unique combination of natural minerals and nutrients which other supplements do not have.
It’s only recently that people are getting to know this fruit more so research on camu berries is still limited. But the potential it has shown as far as initial studies are concerned is immense.
To address this, we carefully pick mature fruits, making sure not to expose the fruits to temperatures exceeding 45°C. The fruits are immediately placed in coolers so as not to lose their nutritional value.
Every fruit undergoes strict inspection. Camu berries chosen for processing are carefully washed by hand, peeled and juiced. Then, the pulped fruit is put in a custom-designed dehydrator and the most advanced dehydrating process is used to slowly remove the fruit’s moisture content—again, at temperatures below 45°C.
Finally, the dried camu berries will be milled into a fine powder. No additives, food colour or preservatives of any kind are added into it. To be absolutely sure the powder is free of microbes and other harmful bacteria, it will be subject to meticulous testing before being packed. Thus, the need for heat sterilisation is eliminated and only the purest organic raw camu camu powder is received by our clients.
Impact Foods is more than capable to consistently provide the highest quality organic raw camu camu powder from Brazil in bulk, private label and white label. We can deliver to the UK and all throughout Europe.
Enjoy our camu camu powder blended with fruit juices and smoothies, ice cream, yoghurts, jams and other raw creations. You will definitely enjoy its taste and the added Vitamin C boost in your diet that could help heal ailments and maintain a healthy body.