From Amazonia to you, cupuaçu belongs to the same family of cocoa (Theobroma) and is processed likewise. Cupuaçu seeds are selected, roasted, peeled, treated and ground resulting in the cupuaçu liquor, which is pressed until the solid residue is separated from the butter. Then butter is filtered and deodorized butter is obtained. The result is similar to cocoa butter but it is superior in quality.
Amazonian rainforest biome, northern Brazil.
Well-known moisturizer in makeup and hair products and excellent for insecticidal creams. It is commonly used in treatments for skin infection, hair loss, burns and wounds; as well as the prevention of stretch marks.