A non-fragrant vegetable fat that’s nearly solid at room temperature (much like dairy butter). It functions as an emollient ingreident that works to keep moisture in . ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER. Health Concerns of the Ingredient: Overall Hazard. Cancer. Developmental & reproductive toxicity. Allergies &. About ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU (PALM) BUTTER: Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter is an oily fat obtained from the nuts of Astrocaryum murumuru.

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Astrocaryum murumuru

The leaf fibers used locally for hammocks. Astrocaryum murumuru Portuguese common name murumuru is a palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazilwhich bears edible fruits. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Retrieved from ” http: Used in facial treatments. Further, nothing contained herein shall be taken as any inducement or recommendation to use, manufacture or sell that may infringe any patents or any other proprietary rights now or hereafter in existence, nor to imply compliance with any regulatory requirements.


Seeds awaiting oil extraction Photograph by: The Murumuru aastrocaryum Astrocaryum murumuru is abundant in the Brazilian Amazon, extending to the borders of Bolivia and Peru.

The seed kernel is a significant source of edible oil in Brazil, where it is gathered commercially.

Astrocaryum murumuru – Useful Tropical Plants

The large fruits are edible, and the seed kernel is a significant source of edible oil in Brazil, where it is gathered commercially. The large fruits are edible.

Views Read View source View history. It can also be used to partially substitute cocoa butter in chocolate, providing a firmer consistency in environments where the temperature is higher. Quite rare on the coast.

Astrocaryum murumuru – Wikipedia

Prevents drying of the skin due to its humectant and moisture binding properties. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. The nutritious, edible fruits are an important local aztrocaryum source and materials made from the tree, fruit, and seed kernels are commercially significant to the region.

Based on work by Konakid and palmnerd. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Muruumru Bookstore Latest Help Links.


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The oil from the seeds is traditionally used to soften and protect hair. Retrieved from ” https: Very long leaves up to 20′ with white asgrocaryum striking. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. The murumuru palm trees grow in Brazil and around the Amazon and are one of the dominant trees in this region.

If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. The fruit contains a white butter that is odorless and tasteless and has the advantage of not becoming rancid easily. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Now containing plants.

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