Myrciaria dubia Health effects and herbal facts
Myrciaria dubia, commonly known as camu camu, camucamu, cacari, or camocamo, is a small, bushy riverside tree from the Amazon rainforest in Peru and Brazil, which bears a red/purple cherry-like fruit. It is a close relative of the jaboticaba and the guavaberry or rumberry. The extraordinarily high vitamin C content is the most important property of the fruit, which has been exploited in positioning camu camu on international markets.
Economic importance of Myrciaria dubia
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- SOUTHERN AMERICA
- Northern South America: Venezuela - Amazonas, Bolivar
- Brazil: Brazil - Amazonas, Para, Rondonia
- Western South America: Colombia ; Peru - Loreto , Ucayali