This fast-growing nut tree from the Amazon can rise as high as 30 meters. When the nutshell matures, it breaks open and releases seven to nine nuts. These are dried in the sun, then crushed with a pestle. The extracted oil is rich in oleic and palmitic acids. It is used in cosmetics for its nourishing properties.
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These seeds are harvested in wild areas inhabited by indigenous peoples in the Brazilian Amazon within a rich ecosystem. Production of this oil is certified FGP (Forest Garden Product) and generates value from the tree’s seeds – which are renewable resources – rather than from its wood. Thus it helps to preserve the primal forest.