Meet Camu Camu - a star of our Mango Coconut and Strawberry Pineapple smoothies. This Brazilian native has been called the “new Acai”. It’s basically a tart, orange-colored lemon that grows in the flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest. It has been harvested for centuries for its medicinal properties. Now that Camu Camu is breaking into our modernized diet, science is backing up this ancient knowledge.
Let’s start with one eye-popping statistic: Camu Camu has sixty times the Vitamin C of an orange! Forget your morning OJ. Vitamin C is the master of immunity-boosting.
Think that’s it? Here’s a casual roll-call of all the other amazing nutrition Camu Camu brings: Valine (nervous system & cognitive function), Leucine (muscle & bone tissue growth), Potassium (heart & kidneys), Serine (digestion), Flavonoids (prevent cell damage), and compounds that have anti-viral properties and give you a boost of natural energy. When we learned this, it was a no-brainer to add it to our smoothies.