After Southeast Asia, Brazil is the second largest producer of tropical fruits having more than 500 species, and many of these have high potential regarding nutritional content that can be marketed. Among them, Chrysobalanus icaco L., which can be found in abundance in several countries of South America stands out. Among its nutritional profile, it had low value of titratable acidity (0.41 ± 0.02%) and lipid value of 0.71 ± 0.02%, and is very notable for its minerals content such as calcium (0.74 ± 0.02 g 100 g-1), potassium (1.38 ± 0.12 g 100 g-1), iron (0.14 ± 0.03 g 100 g-1), and copper (0.04 ± 0.01 g 100 g-1). By identifying the functional groups using IR, the characteristic peaks of fatty acids were identified.
Key words: Amazon, bromatology, minerals, sustainability.
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