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Pequi Oil

$ 8.80

Pequi Oil - (Caryocar brasiliense)

  • Extraction Method: centrifugation of pulp.

  • Quality: 100 % pure, extracted by centrifugation without any chemical treatment, cosmetic quality.

  • Country of origin: Brazil - wild harvested.

  • Appearance: yellow/orange oil, solidifies easily.

  • Scent: very sweet, fruity.

  • Touch: thick, a little greasy.

  • For chemical data and fatty acid composition refer to pictures.



  • rich in beta carotene


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The pequi tree grows up to 10 m tall with a tortuous trunk with a rough bark.

Pequi is not from the Amazon Rainforest, it grows south of it, in a dry area called the "cerrado".

The word "pequi" originates from the Tupi (indigenous South American language) “pyqui”, where py = bark, and qui = thorn, referring to the thorns of the endocarp of the fruit.

The pequi tree is one of the most important plants for the local rural man in that dry area and it is increasingly gaining prominence on the menus of typical food restaurants in the region.
Its leaves, rich in tannin, provide a dyeing substance, used by weavers. The trunk, with very resistant wood, is used as a source of steel coal. The roots lend themselves to the preparation of frames for small boats.
The pulp of cooked fruits, used in human food, is consumed in regular meals, it is also used both in the manufacture of homemade liqueurs or soaps and in the feeding of domestic and farm animals.

It also serves as food for wild animals, such as macaws, agoutis, armadillos and deer. 
The regional folk medicine use of pequi oil is very widespread.

*The Amazonian butters and oils have been tested by generations of rainforest's indigenous and ribeirinho people. They are used for cooking, baking, healing, moisturizing and protecting against the elements.

When we consume Amazonia's sustainable, non-timber-products, we give the local people an alternative to logging and farming which are the two largest responsible factors of the deforestation of such an important ecosystem.

Rainforest Chica's products are wild harvested or ethically farmed. With constant focus on sustainability and fair treatment of harvester, farmers, transporters and producers.

Product for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption!

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Warnings: Avoid contact with eyes, do not ingest. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water, call physician if irritation persists. Keep out of reach of children.

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