• Brazilnut Oil

Brazilnut Oil

Characteristic properties

  • High in oleic and linoleic acid

Areas of application

Cosmetics

  • Well suited for use on dry skin because it replenishes the lipids in the skin
  • Used in soaps, hair-care products and creams
Contact
Barbe Volbert

Ms. Barbe Volbert
Phone: +49  421 5239-46331
Fax: +49  421  5239-46376
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Background 

Brazilnut Oil is obtained from the seeds in the fruit of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa). The seeds are three-sided, are approximately 4 cm in length and have a fatty oil content of around 55 %. The Brazil nut tree is a member of the Lecythidaceae family and can grow up to 50 metres tall. It is characterised by its mighty trunk and large treetop. Because it grows abundantly in its natural habitat and because the tree only bears fruit after 30 years, the Brazil nut tree is rarely cultivated. Although originally native to Brazil, it is now prevalent throughout the northern tropical regions of South America.

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