General Information
name Babassu palm
name_scientific Attalea speciosa
description Babassu palm (Babaçu, Cusi) is a palm native to the Amazon Rainforest region. The Babassu palm is the predominant species in the Maranhão Babaçu forests of Maranhão and Piauí states. This plant has commercial value because its seeds produce an edible oil called babassu oil, which is also used in cleaners and skin care products. The fruit is used to produce products such as medicines, beauty aids, and beverages. Traditional communities of the Maranhão region also produce a flour from the fruit and this is commercialized as a nutritional supplement. The leaves are also used to provide thatch for houses and can be woven into mats for constructing house walls. The stems are used for timbers. [Wikipedia]
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itis_id 509373
wikipedia_id Attalea_speciosa
Classification
food_group Herbs and Spices
food_subgroup Oilseed crops
Composition
Compounds
Compound Structure Content Range Average Reference
Protein Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Total lipid (fat) Thumb 100.000000000 g 100.000000000 g USDA
Carbohydrate, by difference Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Ash Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Energy Thumb 884.000000000 kcal 884.000000000 kcal USDA
Alcohol, ethyl Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Water Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Caffeine Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Theobromine Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Energy Thumb 3699.000000000 kJ 3699.000000000 kJ USDA
Sugars, total Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Fiber, total dietary Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Calcium, Ca Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Iron, Fe Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Magnesium, Mg Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Phosphorus, P Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Potassium, K Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Sodium, Na Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Zinc, Zn Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Selenium, Se Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Vitamin A, IU Thumb 0.000000000 IU 0.000000000 IU USDA
Retinol Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Vitamin A, RAE Thumb 0.000000000 ug_RAE 0.000000000 ug_RAE USDA
Carotene, beta Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Carotene, alpha Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) Thumb 19.100000000 mg 19.100000000 mg USDA
Cryptoxanthin, beta Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Lycopene Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Thiamin Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Riboflavin Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Niacin Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Pantothenic acid Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Vitamin B-6 Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Folate, total Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Vitamin B-12 Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Folic acid Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Folate, food Thumb 0.000000000 ug 0.000000000 ug USDA
Folate, DFE Thumb 0.000000000 ug_DFE 0.000000000 ug_DFE USDA
Tryptophan Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Threonine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Isoleucine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Leucine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Lysine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Methionine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Cystine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Phenylalanine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Tyrosine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Valine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Arginine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Histidine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Alanine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Aspartic acid Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Glutamic acid Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Glycine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Proline Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Serine Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Cholesterol Thumb 0.000000000 mg 0.000000000 mg USDA
Fatty acids, total saturated Thumb 81.200000000 g 81.200000000 g USDA
4:0 Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
6:0 Thumb 0.200000000 g 0.200000000 g USDA
8:0 Thumb 6.000000000 g 6.000000000 g USDA
10:0 Thumb 5.500000000 g 5.500000000 g USDA
12:0 Thumb 43.500000000 g 43.500000000 g USDA
14:0 Thumb 15.000000000 g 15.000000000 g USDA
16:0 Thumb 8.200000000 g 8.200000000 g USDA
18:0 Thumb 2.800000000 g 2.800000000 g USDA
18:1 undifferentiated Thumb 11.400000000 g 11.400000000 g USDA
18:2 undifferentiated Thumb 1.600000000 g 1.600000000 g USDA
18:3 undifferentiated Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
20:4 undifferentiated Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
22:6 n-3 (DHA) Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
16:1 undifferentiated Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
18:4 Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
20:1 Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
20:5 n-3 (EPA) Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
22:1 undifferentiated Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
22:5 n-3 (DPA) Thumb 0.000000000 g 0.000000000 g USDA
Phytosterols Thumb 95.000000000 mg 95.000000000 mg USDA
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated Thumb 11.400000000 g 11.400000000 g USDA
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated Thumb 1.600000000 g 1.600000000 g USDA