Cupuaçu comes from the same family of cocoa and is rich in nutrients, which makes it a very important fruit to our health. It is composed by vitamin A, C and Complex B, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols, theobromine, fatty acids. amino acids, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and fibers. The fruit helps to prevent diseases and to strengthen the organism, in addition to combat cholesterol (LDL), contribute to good function of gastrointestinal system, act against early aging and improve skin health.
Cupuaçu is known for being used by cosmetics industry, in the form of creams, shampoos and lotions, but can also be found in many other forms, among them, in powder, which is used in food and beverage industry as a raw-material to sweets, ice creams, liquors, ‘cupulate’ (cupuaçu-based chocolate).