Camu camu berries are becoming really popular as a health supplement for its antioxidant properties. Is there something to this rain forest fruit or is it just about the hype? Well this isn’t the kind of fruit you will find growing on a tree or to be in a bush in your neighbourhood: camu camu is mostly known to grow in flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest in Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, where its fruits and leaves are used mostly for medical purposes. It’s been said in the natural health aficionados camu camu has an anti-viral properties that can be good for cold sores, herpes, shingles and the common cold. This type of fruit is full of vitamin C: 60 times more per serving than an orange! Camu camu powder has 1180 per cent of your recommended daily intake for vitamin C.