Aguaje Palm (Mauritia flexuosa Lf) also called burity or moriche, is distributed throughout the Amazon Basin and also in Trinidad and Tobago, representing over 35% of the entire territory of South America. The Amazonian native people call it the “tree of life” due to its many health benefits. The aguaje represents a non-timber forest resource, of enormous potential in the South American region because, in addition to its wide distribution, it be exploited in all its parts (from its roots to its shoots) for a variety of uses and applications such as: food, beverages, construction, decoration, utensils and other objects of daily use.
For example, in Peru, where it is estimated that 50,000 families are linked to trade associated with Buriti. In Venezuela, indigenous people used the dry mass as bread; in Brazil, the largest food source during times of flooding to coastal populations, Estado do Pará, receives support from the aguaje and in Ecuador, the aguaje plays an important role in feeding the native populations. Also, according to researchers at the IAAP (Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon in Iquitos), palm (Mauritia flexuosa) is a rich source of energy and nutrients, which contains one of the highest plant sources of vitamin A and carotenoids – with amounts five times higher than carrots, Buriti pulp also contains ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) of 50-60 mg / 100g, contains phytoestrogens and oleic acids which are important in human nutrition especially of women and especially in the menopause. Other Peruvian food composition studies indicate that aguaje contains 706 micrograms of retinol (form of vitamin A), a null contribution of vitamin C and a caloric tenor of 283 calories per 100g pulp and approximately 50% water.
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