publication . Article . 2017

Pequi: a Brazilian fruit with potential uses for the fat industry

Guedes Andréa Madalena Maciel; Antoniassi Rosemar; de Faria-Machado Adelia Ferreira;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: OCL, volume 24, page D507 (issn: 2272-6977, eissn: 2257-6614, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Abstract
Pequi is a native fruit from Brazil, found in the Amazon, Caatinga, Cerrado and Atlantic Rain Forest regions. It is one of the main plants with great potential for sustainable use in Central Brazil. Among 16 species comprising Caryocar genus, three are highlighted: C. brasiliense, C. villosum, and C. coriaceum, of economic importance for families in small communities of Brazilian Cerrado. They are generally organized in cooperatives and use the leaves for preparing medicinal extracts, and the fruits for culinary purposes. When the sale of fresh fruits is reduced, they produce and commercialize fruit preserves, and liqueur products, as well as extract the oil. Ha...
Subjects
free text keywords: Caryocar sp, Pequi oil, Dry weight, Trans fat, Amazon rainforest, Rainforest, Engineering, business.industry, business, Horticulture, Caryocar, biology.organism_classification, biology, Palmitic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Pulp (paper), engineering.material, Oleic acid, Oils, fats, and waxes, TP670-699
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publication . Article . 2017

Pequi: a Brazilian fruit with potential uses for the fat industry

Guedes Andréa Madalena Maciel; Antoniassi Rosemar; de Faria-Machado Adelia Ferreira;