Amazon fruits are focus of local researches (INPA – National Institute for Amazonian Research; UFAM – Federal Amazonian University Research Bio-Lab) and worldwide studies:
The importance of this tropical rainforest relies on the fact of its rich and non-exhaustive studied biodiversity. To illustrate this example, in 2011 Brazilian Government analysed only a sample of 04 extracts produced from Libidibia ferrea, Passiflora nitida, Caryocar vilosum and Protium sp thru Federal Amazonian University researchers. They discovered antioxidant properties among other vitamin and mineral presence.
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i. Myrciaria dubia (Camu camu) – high levels of Vitamin C (40times the Orange) and antioxidants, blood fat regulation.
ii. Solanum sessiliflorum (Cubui) – blood sugar and cholesterol regulation.
iii. Ambelania acida (Pepino do Mato) – astringent and sore healing properties
iv. Garcinia gardneriana (Bacuripari) – cancer treatment (currently under study)
v. Lucuma caimito / Pouteria caimito (Abiu) – high levels of Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C and minerals (calcium, iron, phosphor)
vi. Mauritia flexuosa (Buriti) – high levels of Vitamin A (20times the Carrot)