The butter of cupuaçu is rich and creamy, making it an excellent moisturizer. It helps the skin feel smooth and soft while helping it retain its natural elasticity.
Why is cupuaçu considered a superfruit of the Amazon? Maybe because it contains:
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3
- Fatty and amino acids
- A plethora of antioxidants like Vitamins A and C
- Phytonutrient polyphenols
We use cupuaçu in one of our body lotions.
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The cupuaçu plant (Theobroma grandiflorum) is grown in the Amazon River basin of Brazil. Demand is high because of its growing popularity as a superfruit. Cupuaçu is known as the Amazonian chocolate and is considered a delicacy in South America, where it has been used for many culinary concoctions such as ice creams and juices.