The CAMU CAMU is a representation of this immense territory, being a fruit that grows in the Peruvian, Brazilian, Colombian and Venezuelan Amazon.
The inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest of the different countries where the CAMU CAMU tree grows take advantage of both the leaves and the fruit to cure different diseases. When I knew the properties of this exotic fruit and little known by the rest of the world I wanted to share the information, so I invite you to know the properties and health benefits of CAMU CAMU.
Its high content of vitamin C is the main characteristic of this fruit and that makes it position itself in an advantageous first place compared to other fruits known and valued for their content in this vitamin such as orange, kiwi, guava. CAMU CAMU can contain an astonishing 850 to 6000 mg of vitamin C per 100 gr of pulp, while an orange has around 56 mg of vitamin C per 100 gr of pulp. But not only in the amount of vitamin C is higher than orange also contains ten times more iron, three times more niacin, twice more riboflavia and fifty percent more iron.
Healthy properties CAMU CAMU
- Contains important amounts of phenols or antioxidants such as anthocyanins, rutin and catechin are substances that intervenes in cell regeneration.
- Collaborates with the health of the nails, skin, hair, cartilage and connective tissues as it contributes to the formation of collagen, an important protein for the soft tissues of the body and which also requires vitamin C for its formation and synthesis.
- It can be useful in episodes of anxiety or depression contributing to the balance of the state of mind.
- Promotes hormonal synthesis.
- Promotes the speed of healing processes.
- It is a natural antiviral since it stimulates the production of interferon, a substance that prevents a certain amount of virus from causing infections. Therefore it helps to strengthen the immune system.
- Due to its high content of vitamin C it helps in the prevention of heart disease and cancer since it prevents cellular aging.
- Improves gum problems.
- It is digestive due to its content of serenine amino acid that contributes to the synthesis of other amino acids such as cysteine, glycine and tryptophan.
- Prevents cerebral degeneration caused by certain diseases such as Alzahimer preventing plaque from accumulating in the brain.
- Improves concentration.
- It is anti-inflammatory.
Recent findings and research yield more curious and beneficial data of this jungle fruit, being found three more species of this fruit in the state of Roraima, Brazil with higher concentrations of vitamin C than those described above. Being able to demonstrate the stability of Viatamine C for more than 32 months in conservation status. Here you have the document of these investigations http://www.huertasurbanas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/SDC247.pdf.
The CAMU CAMU tree supports floods of between 5 to 7 months because it grows normally at the edge of the Amazon rivers. so you can adapt your crop in other temperate flood zones naruturally or technically reaches approximately 4 meters high, its harvest time is from December to March.
You already know, the camu camu another gift of nature and ally for health and well-being, if you see South America, especially Peru where it is mostly marketed in juices, yogurts, jams and natural fruit, do not stop trying it, although you do some years is also cultivated other countries like Japan.