This wild jungle berry has one of the highest recorded sources of vitamin C (more than oranges or lemons, and higher than acerola fruit). The fruit also contains natural rutin and bioflavanoids which can increase the effect of Vitamin C. Camu Camu Mega–C™ contains nutrients such as iron, phosphorus, beta carotene, calcium, vitamin B1, B2 and B3, as well as a comprehensive complex of amino acids. This species grow wild in abundance in swamps along rivers and lakes in Peru, Amazonian Brazil and Venezuela.
Our full flavored, dark Camu Camu Mega-C Colorado™ Red powder is derived from the whole Camu Camu berry harvest at maturity and puréed skin and all. The purée is then dehydrated in top quality stainless dehydrators to make the characteristic dark, reddish-brown powder. Typically it has a wild berry or orange-lemon flavor and is more tannic to taste than our Camu Camu Rosado™.
An excellent source of natural vitamin C, it is perfect for use in juices, smoothies, teas, pastries or food bars.