Treasure Hunting: Exploring the Markets of the Peruvian Amazon

Along the Amazon River, the markets in Iquitos, Peru offer many rare Amazon fruits, including aguaje and camu camu.

The Amazon jungle holds an indispensable bounty of super foods and medicinal plants. But many farmers and harvesters in the Amazon have been forced to resort to destructive techniques in order to make ends meet.
Photo by Debra-Lynn Vlietsra