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A small, cherry-like fruit from a tree native to Peru and Brazil.
Oranges ain't got nothin' on this little berry's vitamin C content. The tiny fruit packs the highest recorded amount of natural vitamin C known on the planet. A one-teaspoon serving of camu camu powder contains 1180 percent of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C -- you'd have to eat 16 oranges for the same amount! Vitamin C supports immune health, and keeps colds from progressing to serious conditions like pneumonia. Besides keeping your sniffles under control, vitamin C is also one of the vitamins that make you look pretty.
How to Eat It:
Unless you're near water in Peru or Brazil, you'll be hard-pressed to find a fresh camu camu berry. You can find it in powder form at most health foods, which can be used to make a wrinkle-smoothing camu camu lemonade, scurvy-banishing smoothie or antioxidant-rich salad dressing.
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