South American Amazon Rainforest
Plants: Medicinal and Edible
Fact: At least 3000 fruits are found in the rainforests; of these only
200 are now in use in the Western World. The Indians of the rainforest use over
At least 80%
of the developed world's diet originated in the tropical rainforest.
(scientific name: Myrciaria sp.) has plum-sized fruits that are natural
vitamin pills—each has ten times the Vitamin C content of a lemon.