Fruits and vegetables

Camu camu in powder and extract

Camu camu

Myrciaria dubia

Most of the world knows its fruit as camu camu, which is a wild plant that can reach up to 8 meters height. lt is most commonly found in the Amazon rainforests in Peru and Brazil, and the fruit is a small, cherry-like drupe.
These fruits weren't known to the rest of the world until recently, and the majar importer is actually Japan, but as more and more is discovered about their remarkable nutritional composition, the demand is increasing. While the fruit is relatively easy to harvest, there is still no large-scale cultivation outside South America, making it a very important crop. In Peru, it is found mainly along the Putumayo, Ucayali and Amazonas rivers and its tributaries.
lnterestingly enough, the amount of vitamin C (about 2-3% of the total volume) begins to diminish as the fruit reaches maturity, which is when the top flavors emerge. Therefore, harvesters have to forge a delicate balance between flavor and nutritional benefit.

Benefits:

  • Excellent source of antioxidants: Thanks to the massive amount of vitamin C in camu camu, the berry is high in antioxidants. These work with your body to protect against damage from molecules called free radicals, which contribute to many diseases.
  • Enhances physical performance: The combination of nutrients in camu camu 1s helpful in boosting energy. In addition, the amino acids leucine and valine support healthy muscles, enhancing overall physical performance.

Wholesale of Camu Camu in Peruvian Nature

Part used:

Fruit

Region:

Jungle

Presentations:

Camu camu powder | Camu camu extract powder | Camu Camu Dehydrated

Seasonality:


Jan
Feb
Mar
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May
Jun
Jul
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Sep
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  • Seasonality
Available all year round
Uses and applications:

Drinks | Yogurt | Juice | Nutritional Bars

Origin:

Ucayali

Properties:

Amino acids, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin C

Base price:

From $ 16.6 per kilo

Quality and product certificates:

  • Good Manufacturing Practice

  • HACCP

  • USDA Organic

  • Organic Europe

  • Control union certifications for peruvian superfoods

    Japanese Agricultural Standard

  • Kosher Peru

  • BRCGS Global Food Safety certification

Fair Trade of Camu Camu for responsible consumption

At Peruvian Nature we work permanently following and complying with the principles and requirements of Fair Trade. Year after year we share with all our stakeholders our actions as company that does fair trade in Peru (If you want to know more, click on Sustainability Report 2021).

What is Fair Trade?

It is a commercial system based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade, paying special attention to social and environmental criteria. "Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better commercial conditions and ensuring the rights of disadvantaged producers and workers, especially in the South." (World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO)

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