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Tucuma
Astrocaryum vulgare

Botanical family: Arecaceae
Description:

Astrocaryum vulgare is a palm tree that grows in the rainforests and swampy areas of northern South America. It produces edible fruits, by cold pressing of the kernel is obtained an emollient yellow to beige butter.

Geographical origin: Brazil
Composition, actives:

Tucuma butter contains oleic (10%), lauric (about 50%), myristic (20%), palmitic acid (5%), as well as carotenoids.

Part used: seed
Applications, properties:

excellent emollient, softens and moisturizes the skin, also used in the formulation of hydrating hair products. Natural source of carotenoids, it is used in formulation of before and after sun tanning products.

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