Botanical Name: Mauritia flexuosa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: Unrefined
Obtained From: Fruit
Product Description: The Buriti is an Amazonian palm which grows naturally on flooded soils, forming dense gatherings called aguajales in Peru. It can reach a height of 35–40 m. Each tree has an average of 8 inflorescences per year and each inflorescence produces about 900 fruits. The fruit is oval, 3″ that ripen to dark red-brown. They have a hard skin, covered with light bumps. The inside pulp is thin, but quite good in flavor and is a popular ingredient for beverages and alcohols.
Shelf Life: Store in cool temperatures (below 25 °C) away from light and moisture in an air-tight container. The product will become liquid above ambient temperatures (e.g., 36 °C), but will re-solidify upon cooling without affecting functionality. This butter has a shelf-life of one year when stored properly.
Caution: None known.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.