Camu camu or Myrciaria Dubia, is a small bushy river side tree
that grows in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. It is a reddish-purple
cherry fruit that gives a small white flower which exudes a
The fruit is extremely acidic, and contains a high content
of Vitamin C, being this the most important property of the
Camu camu fruit, which has been exploited consistently in
its positioning on international markets. Camu camu most likely
provides other nutritional benefits such as phenolics.
Camu camu has a reddish pigment in the skin imparts which
give it a unique color making it attractive in juices. Recently
Camu camu has been used in the elaboration of ice creams and
sweets, among other treats.