Increasing the value of forest fruits by consolidating their markets, which generates jobs and income for the forest communities and contributes to the conservation of the Amazonian forest for future generations.
   OILS
        ::: Açaí
        ::: Andiroba - Carapa
        ::: Buriti - Moriche palm
        ::: Brasilnut
        ::: Passion fruit
        ::: Patauá
        ::: Pracachy
        ::: Tucumã (pulp)
        ::: Tucumã (kernel)
   BUTTER
        ::: Bacuri
        ::: Cupuaçu
        ::: Muru-muru
        ::: Ucuúba
   RESINS
        ::: Breu-branco
        ::: Copaíba

 

 

RAIN FOREST PRODUCTS

The Amazonian flora is extremely rich and diverse in oilseed plants and therefore it is incomparable and unique. The seeds vary in size, shape and in the quality of the oil they contain. Amazonian oils have a fantastic potential to be used by various cosmetic, pharmaceutical, textile and foods industries.

The table below lists the different characters that specific Amazonian oils have. Additional information on the fatty acid composition and physical-chemical properties of each oil, which defines their applications for various purposes, is available in the individual descriptions of Rain Forest Products.

 

Amazonian oilseed species

Characteristics

Andiroba
Carapa guianensis

Contains limonoids (andirobina) and terpenes (meliacins), acts as a repellent, fungicide and bactericide.

Cupuaçu
Theobroma grandiflorum

Possesses a high capacity to absorb water, 120% higher that than of lanolin, phytosterols (beta-sitosterol), excellent emollient.

Açaí
Euterpe oleraceae

High concentration of the antioxidant anthocyanin, up to 33 times more than grapes, rich in essential fatty acids.

Buriti
Mauritia flexuosa

Contains oleic acid (70%), the beta-carotene concentration (118 mg/100 g of oil) is 20 times more than what is found in carrots.

Bacuri
Platonia insignis

Contains the bioactive tripalmitin (50% to 55%) and palmitoleic acid (5%).

Pracachy
Pentaclethra macroloba

Contains behenic acid (19%), six times higher than that of peanut oil.

Copaíba
Copaifera spp.

Contains 72 sesquiterpenes (hydrocarbons) and 28 diterpenes (carboxylic acids), is a natural anti-inflammatory, is twice as active against inflammation than Diclofenac Sodium.

Ucuuba
Virola surinamensis

Melting point (53°C), replacement of animal tallow, contains 70% of trimeristin, contains 74% myristic acid.

Brazilnut
Bertholletia excelsa

Contains selenium (126 ppm), with antioxidant properties, contains 75% unsaturated fatty acids.

Tucumã
Astrocaryum vulgare

Contains beta-carotene, 180 to 330 mg / 100g of oil contains 74% unsaturated fatty acids, rich in omega oils 3, 6 and 9.

Patauá
Oenocarpus bataua

Rich in oleic acid (76%), similar to olive oil (Olea europaea), unsaturated fatty acids > 80%.

Murumuru
Astrocaryum murumurú

Rich in lauric acid (47%) and myristic acid (26%), melting point (32.5ºC).

Passion fruit
Passiflora edulis

Rich in linoleic acid (62%).

Breu Branco
Protium heptaphyllum

High concentration of mono-terpenes, similar to the genus Boswellia found in India and Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

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