Camu-camu extract (fruit)

Camu-camu extract is obtained from the fruit of the small tree, Myrciaria paraensis or Myrciaria dubia. Camu-camu grows in areas of the Amazon rainforest, and the fruit is eaten fresh or made into jam, jelly or wine 1. Camu-camu fruit is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C, and it contains polyphenolic compounds called anthocyanins 2. These nutrients likely contribute to the fruit’s antioxidant activities 3.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.