The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 4): Camu Camu

I don't think vitamin supplementation is necessary when you find the right whole food nutrient sources.

Camu Camu, being very high in Vitamin C, eliminates the need for Vitamin C supplements, which is especially important, because most Vitamin C supplements are now made from GMO corn 🙁

Camu Camu, the quick, nutrition science Bla-Bla-Bla…….

Camu-camu is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rainforest, mainly in swampy or flooded areas.

Camu-camu fruit has the highest recorded amount of natural vitamin C known on the planet.  Camu-camu is also a significant source of potassium, and has a full complement of minerals and amino acids, beta-carotene, calcium, leucine, protein, serine, thiamin, and valine. 

Camu-camu has never been documented as a traditional herbal remedy for any condition in the Amazon region. In fact, it was not widely eaten as a fruit by the indigenous people, due to its sour, acidic taste. In recent years, the fruits have become popular in Iquitos, Peru, where they are made into drinks and ice creams.

Its high vitamin C content has created a demand for camu-camu fruit in the natural products market.

Some groups are now beginning to study cultivation methods for this important new rainforest resource, which is still harvested wild throughout the Amazon region.

Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin notes in his book, "Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice", that "a forest stand of camu-camu is worth twice the amount to be gained from cutting down the forest and replacing it with cattle,"

……and he believes that camu-camu cultivation holds real economic promise for local economies.

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Caveat…..

Don't believe some of the more far-reaching and far-fetched marketing claims that are in the marketplace today, however.

The only studied and verified health benefit today regarding camu-camu is based upon its vitamin C content-and not other "mysterious" chemicals that surround it.

Women might want to pay particular attention….

…..to the video below, as she explains how Camu Camu helped with her women's monthly cycle irregularity issues.

Camu Camu is now available on AMAZON
(….as opposed to only "in the Amazon" 🙂 )

(you can click on any of the 4 photos below to pick up a package off Amazon)

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They call me Mr. Smooth[ie]

As I have said a gazillion times,  to take advantage of these amazing superfoods now popping up un the USA ……

……YOU GOTTA GET INTO DAILY SMOOTHIES!!!!

This superfood is perfect for my milkshake tasting daily smoothies, because its is mostly sold in powder form, which makes it easy to bring this Superfood into my daily regiment.

A few other interesting Smoothie Recipes with Camu Camu below…..

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Remember, "Doubt is their Greatest Weapon"…..

…..as one author recently titled his book on how the Pharmaceutical Industry, Modern Medicine, and the Processed Food Industry will do ANYTHING in their power to convince us that these miracles of nature are a hoax or a scam.

Big Business is actually paying people to spread confusion on the web as these new Superfoods try to take root in the lucrative USA market to compete with their manufactured and processed foods and laboratory made medicines.

They are even coming after me and my blog now…..sigh :(

 

~stay healthy~

The Camu Camu information in this article taken from the Tropical Plant Database site,  rain-tree.com.

 

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