n.1.(Bot.) A Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum Tucuma) which furnishes an edible fruit.
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Beraca presented Tucuma butter, a natural, efficient alternative to silicones in skin care formulations.
* Cosmetics and Fragrances: Physicians Formula--Butter Collection (Markwins Beauty Products Inc.), a cosmetics range featuring blushes, highlighters and bronzers infused with murumuru, tucuma and capacu butters for glowing skin.
(2015), in an economic analysis of tucuma by-product meal in laying diets, affirm that the use of agribusiness waste in feed can lead to a significant reduction in the production cost due to the substitution potential that they may have on the feed or a specific input, however, all other costs must be constant in the analysis.
The typical fruits observed in the North region are: apricot, abiu, acai, araca, bacaba, bacuri, banana-pacova, biriba, buriti, cajarana, camu camu, Brazil nut, cocona, cupuacu, cupui, cutite, guarana, inaja, inga, jambo, mangaba, changunga, pequi, sumario, pupunha, sapota-do-solimoes, sorva, tapereba, tucuma, umari and uxi.
Studies on the characterization of Amazonian fruits are still scarce and have often been directed to species that have economic expression in the region, such as acai and cupuacu (CARVALHO, MULLER, 2005), although there are other potential species, among them bacaba, buriti inaja, pupunha and tucuma (NEVES et al., 2015, DIDONET et al., 2015).
This formula is infused with a proprietary blend of murumuru, cupuacu and tucuma butter that delivers its silky texture.
Estes incluem as seguintes caracteristicas: locais planos, proximos a curvas de rios e nascentes, pedrais (alguns com polidores e afiadores), areas com arvores frutiferas (castanheiras, taperebazeiros, palmeiras--babacu, tucuma, acai, inaja), presenca de solo mais escuro ou TPA, entre outros que, em geral, depois de averiguados foi confirmada a presenca de sitios arqueologicos.
Artesanato: tucuma (Astrocaryum), jauari (Astrocaryum jauari), murumuru (Astrocaryum murumuru), jarina (Phytelephas macrocarpa), cipo titica (Heteropsis flexuosa).