Botanical Name: Myrciaria dubia
Production: Camu Camu is grown on low growing trees alongside rivers in the Amazon, producing red, cherry-like fruits that are antioxidant and nutrient-rich. The shrub can survive submerged in water for up to five months. The seeds are removed and the berry then slowly dried and milled into a fine, soluble powder. Camu Camu is commonly harvested from a canoe.
Common Use: it has a sour flavor and can be added to smoothies, juices, or taken in capsules. Use ¼- ½ tsp of the powder mixed with juice, water, smoothies, ice creams, or desserts. It is safe and effective to use as many times per day as needed, however, if you are new to Camu Camu, it is best to start with less and gradually build up to ½ tsp per day. Diarrhea symptoms may indicate excessive intake.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.