Camu camu (Myrtaceae Myrciaria dubia), commonly known as, amucamu, cacari, or camocamo, is a small evergreen bushy riverside tree from the Amazon rainforest in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, height of 3–5 m (9.8–16.4 ft), with red/purple cherry-like fruits. It is a close to guavaberry. Long used by native peoples.
Myrtaceae Myrciaria dubia has an extraordinarily high vitamin C content (on the order of 2–3% of fresh weight.
The high vitamin C content is the most important property of the fruit.
Myrciaria dubia is also rich in flavonoids, such as anthocyanins, flavonols and flavanols, catechins, delphinidin 3-glucoside, cyanidin 3-glucoside, ellagic acid, and rutin; other analysis revealed the presence of gallic and ellagic acids, suggesting that the fruit possesses hydrolyzed tannins
Myrtaceae Myrciaria dubia is more recently become very populare. It is used in foods, desserts, ice creams, sweets, dietary supplimens and more.
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