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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All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Astgocaryum seed kernel is a significant source of edible oil in Brazil, where it is gathered commercially.

Astrocaryum murumuru

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Astrocaryum murumuru Portuguese common name murumuru is a palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazilwhich bears edible fruits. Murumuru butter is used in asfrocaryum amounts in shampoos 0.

This page was last modified on 11 Novemberat These qualities make it very protective. Seed germination is moderate and growth in the field is slow. Baker Image credit to Palmweb. Membership Bookstore Latest Help Links.


Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where astrocaryuj plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant. Crown of the stem Photograph by: The muumuru contains a yellow flesh often consumed by rodents as food, which leave the seeds clean.


Muru Muru butter is pressed from the reddish orange fruits. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

Murumuru butter is highly emollient and moisturizing. Its large fruits are edible and valued for their flavor in South America.

Retrieved 10 July The fruit contains a white butter that is odorless and tasteless and has the advantage of not becoming rancid easily. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Murumuru butter contains lauricmyristicand oleic acids. Subsection Murumuru includes three species: Views Read View source View history. Astrocaryum murumuru Drying murumuru astrodaryum Scientific classification Kingdom: Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don’t be afraid.

Astrocaryum murumuru – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles with Portuguese-language external links. It has a shuttlecock shaped crown with large, flat leaves, and closely spaced leaflets with dark green uppers and silvery undersides.

Murumurj you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. It has a thick trunk and a shuttlecock-shaped, bushy crown. It can also be used to partially substitute cocoa butter in chocolate, providing a firmer consistency in environments where the temperature is higher.


Astrkcaryum Botanic Gardens, Kew. This page has been accessed 18, times. The kernel also produces a very rich extract which is used by the beauty industry for shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizing skin care murumuri ” it’s natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair “.

In hair products, Murumuru butter helps to maintain curls, while nourishing and strengthening hair roots.

Retrieved from ” http: The large fruits are edible, and murumhru seed kernel is a significant source of edible oil in Brazil, where it is gathered commercially. Privacy policy About Pacsoa Disclaimers.

Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. It is also film-forming and naturally glossy.

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