Cupuacu Butter

Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter

Traditional Use & Properties*

Hydrating, Elastinsynthese, Anti-Aging,
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Cupuacu Butter

With regular care with cosmetics containing cupuacu, the skin is sustainably hydrated and the antioxidant effect prevents premature aging of the skin. Compared to shea butter or even cocoa butter, cupuacu butter also lies less on the skin and does not leave a greasy film. At the same time, cupuacu butter is well suited as a vegetable lanolin substitute due to its high water absorption capacity.

Cupuacu: The best butter base

Cupuacu: The best butter base Our cupuacu butter stands out for its absolute purity, because the seeds are pressed slowly at only 36 °C. As a result, our cupuacu butter is somewhat firmer, but does not have the rancid odor familiar from many manufacturers. In addition, the butter is also suitable for use in foods such as confectionery. The press residue or press cake is processed by us into cupuacu powder and can be used in the same way as cocoa powder. It has a cocoa-like taste: creamy, fruity and lots of caramel.

Seeds of Cupuacu in Permaculture

Seeds of Cupuacu in Permaculture The small cupuacu tree of the genus Theobroma plays an important role in our reforestation projects because its fruits serve as a free food source for our forest dwellers and its decaying foliage is an excellent humus builder, especially needed on degraded soils. The seeds are similar to those of cocoa beans. In Brazil, for example, there is cupulate, a melt-in-the-mouth chocolate base obtained by conching fermented cupuacu seeds, which can be used to make chocolate, ice cream, creams and cakes.

What are the advantages of cupuacu butter?

What are the advantages of cupuacu butter?
Due to its low melting point of approx. 32 °C, the butter is absorbed immediately on contact with the skin without leaving any residue. Cupuacu butter has a water retention capacity of 240 percent measured by its own weight. These hydrophilic properties make cupuacu up to four times more effective than shea butter and allow it to be used as a natural lanolin substitute for creams, lotions and cosmetic masks.
The primary fatty acids are oleic acid, stearic acid and palmitic acid. Other ingredients are arachidic acid, vitamins A, B, C, E, minerals and rare phytosterols which regulate the lipid layer in the skin.

*All statements are based on literature references or the basis of oral tradition by indigenous peoples and are informal in nature or merely describe traditional use in the state of Amazonas. They may be derived from in vitro or animal studies and therefore, according to the EU, not proven on humans. The claims have not been evaluated by competent authorities and they do not refer to finished products. The marketer of a finished product containing AMANACI raw materials as an ingredient is responsible for ensuring that the product claims are legitimate and comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the country in which the product is sold.