What is Ucuuba Butter?
Ucuuba Butter is in the Nutmeg family and a few lucky ones are already familiar with this extraordinary ingredient.
Ucuuba is a native tree of the floodplains found throughout the Amazonian region, extending to the states of Maranhão and Pernambuco. The indigenous name of the tree means grease (ucu) and tree (yba).
This species prefers flooded regions, reaches a height of 25 to 35m, and can produce between 30 to 50 kg of seeds per year. The seeds are cold-pressed and yield around 30% Ucuuba Butter, which is rich in anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that are great for treating rheumatism, arthritis, and skin ulcerations. Ucuuba Butter is well-suited for making soaps and aromatic candles.
Our Ucuuba butter is cold-pressed without the dark black outer layer, so it is a softer light brown color and smells wonderfully earthy, similar to nutmeg.
Ucuuba butter is ultra rich in Lauric, Myristic and Palmitic acid, which is crucial in healthy cell development, regulation of the immune system, and maintenance of healthy skin and hair.
Ucuuba butter is also rich in:
Vitamin C - helps maintain healthy skin by promoting wound healing and by protecting cellular DNA against damage caused by oxidation. Vitamin C helps to improve wound healing by stimulating the division of fibroblasts and by promoting their migration into the wounded area, thus speeding the healing of skin damage.
Vitamin A (retinol) - vitamin A derivatives help to unclog pores, boost collagen synthesis, reduce fine lines, speed cell renewal, even out discoloration, and smooth the skin.
Phenols - with anti-inflammatory, healing and antiseptic properties.
This butter has a splendid earthy scent and color. You can use it for making healing soaps, balms, and salves for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.
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