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Caimito (vu sua) Chrysophyllum cainito

Location: Caribbean
Originally from the West Indies, the Caimito fruit tree can now be found throughout many tropical regions. This beautiful, tall tree with green and bronze leaves and fruit that resembles large, perfectly round apples, is often used for decorative purposes. Caimito fruit has a pulp that produces sweet, white milk, the inspiration for its local name of "pomme de lait" in the West Indies and "mother's milk" (vu sua) in Vietnam. Clarins Laboratories are particularly interested in the fruit's high polyphenol content that inhibits glycation in a part of the fibroblast and stimulates collagen production. It also protects skin cells from harmful free radicals and increases cellular energy levels.

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