Camu Camu in Healthy Blend
For now we will stay in South America but travel across the continent to Peru. Camu Camu used in our Healthy Blend grows in the boggy Amazon Basin and most of the processing and exportation occurs in Lima, Peru. Since, exportation of the fresh fruit is not logistically possible, we use Reconstituted Camu-Camu Juice.
The Camu Camu fruit is a small pink to red berry and its extreme tartness is because of it amazingly high concentration of Vitamin C. In fact, Wikipedia reports 2%-3% of the fresh fruit weight is accountable to the Vitamin C! The truth is you would probably not even enjoy the fresh fruit as it is so sour.
While this little fruit may not be paletable alone, it add a great deal to our Healthy Blend Juice. According to Wikipedia “In addition to the high vitamin C content it contains the amino acids leucine and serine and is also rich in flavonoids.”
With Healthy Blend Juice you get all the benefit of this nutrient packed fruit, and a great taste as well.