Cupuacu is an exotic fruit that comes from cupuacu tree (Theobroma grandiflorum), native to the Amazonian Rainforest of Brazil. Cupuacu contains a long list of antioxidants and essential nutrients that are beneficial for health; this is why Amazonians call it the “pharmacy in a fruit”. It boosts immune system, decreases blood pressure and bad cholesterol level, gives an instant energizing effect. Cupuacu tastes like combination of chocolate, bananas, pear and pineapple.
Cupuacu fruit is brown oval-shaped, covered with thick hard exocarp, about 20-30 cm long, weighs 1-2 kg, contains large seeds the size of hazelnut which are cold pressed to obtain butter with creamy consistency and delicious fruity-chocolate scent.
Cupuacu seed butter is composed of saturated and unsaturated essential fatty acids such as Stearic acid, Oleic acid(Omega-9), Palmitic acid, Arachidic acid and Linolenic acid(Omega-3), flavonoids, vitamins C, A and B, phytosterols and minerals including calcium and selenium. The nutrients rich butter is especially favorable for mature, dry, cracked and damaged skin, as well as dry and frizzy hair.
Cupuacu seed butter deeply moistures and hydrates the skin, comforts and soothes irritations, increases skin’s elasticity, stimulates rejuvenation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, provides antioxidant action and acts as natural suncreen by absorbing harmful UVA/UVB rays.