Information submited: 2014-09-28 Modified: 2018-05-09 By: 1
Astrocaryum Murumuru is a palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, which bears edible fruits. The Murumuru palm trees grow in Brazil and around the Amazon
and are one of the dominant tree in this region. It has a thick trunk
and a shuttlecock-shaped bushy crown.
The nutritious, edible fruits are
an important local food source and materials made from the tree, fruit
and seed kernels are commercially significant to the region.
Murumuru Seed Butter is pressed from the reddish-orange fruits of the Astrocaryum Murumuru tree. Murumuru Butter is the white to yellowish fat obtained from the seeds of the Murumuru palm. Murumurubutter contains Vitamins and has a high content of beneficial oleic acid.
In terms of the benefits Murumuru Butter is very similar to Coconut oil but apparently, structurally, it should provide better moisturizing.
The composition of Murumuru Butter is 85% saturated fats, 12% monounsaturated fats and 3% polyunsaturated :
Saturated fats: Caprylic acid (2%), Capric (2%), Lauric acid (46%) , Myristic acid (26%) , Palmitic acid (6%), Stearic acid (3%).
Monounsaturated fats: Oleic acid 12%.
Polyunsaturated fats : Linoleic acid 3%.
Murummuru butter has a melting point of 25˚C to 37˚C and a shelf life of 1 to 2 years.