The Acuri (Attalea phalerata), also called bacuri but with no similarity to the Amazonian bacuri, is a native palm tree, present in the center-western part of Brazil, specially in the Pantanal. The fruit presents a sweet pulp containing delicious nuts which are the main meal for the araraúna and blue arara, the only birds capable to open the hard shell, representing more than 90% of their diet. The acuri pulp is also rich in pro-vitamin A, cuper and magnesium. Its nuts is rich in phosphor, iron and fat acids being around 75% satured and 25 % unsatured, including omega 6. In the cosmetics industry may be utilized in the manufacturing of soaps, shampoos and conditioners.
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