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Tucuma Tucuma

Astrocaryum vulgare

Botanical family: Arecaceae

the Tucuma 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 fruit pulp is obtained an orange-red oil.

Geographical origin: Brazil
Composition, actives:

25% saturated fatty acids and 75% unsaturated fatty acids composed of palmitic, stearic, oleic, and linoleic acids. Present an important concentration of beta-carotene (180 to 330 milligrams/100g oil).

Part used: pulp
Applications, properties:

as it is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, it is a good moisturizer and is used in cosmetics in skin moisturizers, body lotions, and products for damaged hair. It is also an excellent emollient and spreads well.


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