Camu camu is highest source of vitamin C among all known plants (around 100 times the quantity found in orange), making camu camu very desired among those who are worried to keep a healthy life. In addition to a high quantity of vitamin C, the fruit also has in its composition zinc, potassium, calcium, amino acids and flavonoids and brings lots of benefits to our health. Camu camu contributes to strengthen our immunological system, improving brain functions and increasing blood white cell production. The fruit still has detox, anti-inflammatory functions and stimulates cardiac, respiratory and blood circulation functions. It also helps to prevent and combat depression, improving humor and cognitive balance.
Due to its bitter taste, normally the fruit is consumed as a powder, mixed with other fruits, being used by food and beverage industry as a basis for juices, ice creams, sweets, cereal bars, food supplements, among other products. It can also be found as an encapsulated phytotherapic supplement or in tablets.