Camu Camu (Myrciaria Dubia H.B.K)

Camucamu is the largest source of C vitamin among all known plants (around 100 times the content found in oranges), which makes this fruit so desired for those people who worry about having a healthy life.

In addition to the large content of C vitamin, the fruit also has on its composition, zinc, potassium, calcium, aminoacids and flavonoids and offers many benefits to our health. Camu Camu contributes to strengthen the immunological system and also functions as detox, anti-inflammatory and stimulating of cardiac, respiratory and circulatory functions. It also helps to prevent and fight against depression, improving humor and cognitive balance.

Due to its acid flavor, the fruit is usually consumed in powder, mixed to other fruits and used in the food and beverage industries as base for juices, ice creams, sweets, cereal bars and also to nutritional supplements.

Blue Macaw Flora commercializes dehydrated Camu Camu pulp, Camu Camu powder, produced from a careful selection of fruits, submitted to spray drying or atomization procedure.

Spray Drying or atomization is a technique that transforms liquid solutions into dry powders. The drying technique by spray drying has been widely applied in the production of dry extracts with better technological features and higher content of active substances. The process consists of atomization of the fluid solution on a drying chamber on which the droplets go through a warm air flow. The heat and mass transference during the drying process occurs in a very fast way between the air and steam films which stay around each droplet under saturation temperature. This technique, subsequently, is appropriate for heat sensitive products, preserving its essential features.

This type of drying procedure is widely used in the food industry, is common for the production of powder milk, instant coffee and powder juices and in the production of active components in the pharmaceutical and phytotherapic industries. Spray drying is ideal for cases where the final product should respect a high specific and reproducible pattern of quality regarding the particles sizes, morphology, percentage of residual moisture, density and other parameters.

For further information about the product and for budget requests, contact us.

Contact Us