Tucumã Oil

(Astrocaryum vulgare) Synonym: Awara

SUMMARY TABLE

INCI NAME - COMPONENTS

CATEGORY

Exotic Lipids

REPRESENTENTED COMPANY

SOCRI

FUNCTIONS

SOLUBILITY

APPEARANCE



ORIGIN

Socri The tucumã palm is considered a pioneer plant of oggressive growth, fire-resistant with capacity to shoot again ofter fire, mainly inhabiting secondory forest formations and postures. The kernel of tucum6 is covered externally with an orange pulp of oily consistency from which the oil is extracted.

POPULAR USAGE

Socri The fruit pulp is transformed in juices, ice creams and sweets. Its oil is used for cooking or massage therapy.

CHARACTERISTICS

Socri The fruit oil is highly nutritious containing one of the highest concentrations of pro-vitamin A beta carotene (180 to 330 mg/I 00 g of oil), only equaling the value of buriti pulp (Mauritia flexuosa). Its oil is used in cooking and massage. contains more than 70% of unsaturated fatty adds. As it is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, it behaves as an excellent moisturizer and is used in cosmetics for skin hydration and bodylotions. It is also an excellent emollient which has a high power of spreadability.

SKIN CARE

Socri Composed primarily of oleic and palmitic and a series of unsaponifiable matters which act associated with these fatty adds protecting and nourishing the skin. For flaky skin with moisturizing, antioxidant ond anti-inflammotory properties.

HAIR CARE

Socri The exceptional high natural concentration of carotene, known as one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, forms a protective film and enhances the brilliance and vitality of dry and brittle hair. Recommended for repairing chemically damaged hair.

Bioactives:

Omega 3, 6, 9, carotenoids, total sterols (2700 mg/kg), tocopherols (480 mg/kg)
Unsaponifiable matter: < 2%
Saponification value: 180 - 200
iodine value: 70 - 80
Melting point: 27°
Fatty acid composition: palmitic (23,0 - 28,0);
estearic (< 3,0); oleic (60,0 - 68,0); vaccenic (< 2,0);
linoleic (< 3,0); linolenic (< 4,0)
Ratio saturated/unsaturated: 27/83

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