Technical Information – Reference: DA-E 20

About Cupuaçu
The cupuaçu is a fruit from a  tree originally from the Amazon. It is a tree that has branches flexible, long leaves and large flowers, is a deep red color, and its height can reach 10m.

The fruit is an exaggerated cupuaçu: big, heavy, bulky and very scented. The seeds are many and great, one wrapped in white, acid and strong smelling pleasant pulp.

When mature, the cupuaçu simple fall. The pulp, fleshy, is removed with scissors and the waste that remains in the seed, washed. After this, the pulp is frozen and can be marketed over long distances. With this refreshing pulp can make all kinds of jams, juices, drinks, ice, cream, liqueurs and spirits, even flavored.

Cupuaçu is very rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C and pectin, a natural fiber material.

Cosmetic properties
Remineralising and nutritional properties through mining and vitamins present in the extract, providing hydration and softness to the skin and the hair.

Chemical denomination
Theobroma bicolor/ Esterculiaceae fruit Extract.

CAS # 57-55-6; 64-17-5; 7732-18-5; 26172-55-4/2682-20-4; 99-76-3

Chemical composition
Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, proteins, lipids, glicídeos salts and minerals (iron, calcium and phosphorus).

The extract is obtained from the natural source, Paullinia Cupana, Through for an exclusive process of super critic extraction. This process allows the maintainance the fruit’s best properties for cosmetic use.

Physiochemical Characteristics
Appearance:               Clear liquid
Color:                          Slightly yellow
Odor:                          Characteristic
pH (sol. 10%, 25ºC): 3,00 to 6,00
Density (25ºC):           0,950 to 1,100
Solubility: water, propylene glycol, glycerin, sorbitol and ethanol.




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