This week’s superfood spotlight is on the Camu Camu Berry, an amazon berry packed with Vitamin C. Camu cxamu (Myrciaria Dubia) is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon Rainforest, mainly in swampy or flooded areas. It has purplish-red skin with yellow pulp.
Since there is such an exceptionally high amount of Vitamin C, this berry is considered to be anti-inflammatory, helping to heal viruses and cold sores. Research has found that Camu Camu is one of the top foods for fighting depression, according to Dr. Gary Null. Camu-berry is also documented as being anti-gingivitic, helping to fight the gum disease that can affect dental health. Moreover, Camu camu is a neuro-protective super fruit, so it can help to greatly reduce the incidence of migraines.
Camu Camu can be consumed in a variety of ways, from mixable powder for shakes, capsules or teas. Navitas makes a super high quality powder Camu Camu that’s easy to mix into your favorite beverage.