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SuperFruit - Meet Camu Berry

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:37pm
Natural News - There's a lot of attention focused on superfoods these days. People are interested in foods that can give them high-density nutrition, protect them from chronic disease, and even help reverse disease. One of the best (but little-known) superfoods is actually a superfruit, and like many superfruits, it comes from the rainforest regions of our planet. This one in particular comes from Peru; it's one of the most nutrient-dense foods and offers considerable disease-prevention benefits. It contains high-density nutrition. This superfruit is called camu camu, or the camu berry.

The camu berry is best known for its unusually high vitamin C content.
Vitamin C, as you may know, has many uses for preventing chronic disease. Natural ( not synthetic ) vitamin C is an antioxidant that prevents free radical damage to the DNA of the cells throughout your body, which helps in the prevention of cancer and heart disease (among other health problems).

Vitamin C also helps prevent colds and even the flu. It is a huge immune system booster and an all-around power-packed vitamin -- but only in its full-spectrum natural form. There's no food on the planet with a higher concentration of vitamin C than the camu berry.

How high a concentration?
Consider this: oranges are generally known for their high vitamin C content. However, oranges often only have around 1,000 ppm of vitamin C. Sometimes they can have as high as 3,000 or 4,000, but that's unusual, especially given the way they are commercially grown today.

The camu berry can have concentrations as high as 50,000 ppm or about 2 g of vitamin C per 100 g of fruit. That means that the camu berry provides 50 times more vitamin C than an orange (on an ounce-for-ounce basis).

So what exactly does vitamin C do for your body? Straight to the Natural News source for more about vitamin C and this SuperFruit = Camu Camu: The Natural Vitamin C Powerhouse For Peak Mental Function and Nervous System Protection

In addition to the high vitamin C content it contains the amino acidsvaline, leucine and serine, and is also rich in flavonoids.

More about this SuperFruithere.

Whole Food Nationknew about the camu camu fruit and put it in their supplement.

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