Cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum)

Cupuaçu belongs to the cocoa family and is rich in nutrients, which makes it an important fruit to our health. It contains in its pulps or in the seeds vitamins A, C and B complex, anti oxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols, theobromine, fatty acids, aminoacids, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and fibers.

As many fruits it has the power of acting in the fight against diseases and in the strengthening of the organism, reducing LDL, contributing to the good functioning of the gastrointestinal system, acting against early aging and also contributing to the skin health.

Cupuaçu is reportedly used in the cosmetic industry, but it may also be used in other forms, such as powder for the food and beverage industries, as raw material for sweets, ice creams, liqueur, “cupulate” (chocolate based on cupuaçu) and others.

Blue Macaw Flora commercializes dehydrated cupuaçu pulp, cupuaçu powder, produced from a careful selection of the fruits submitted to the spray drying or atomization procedure.

Spray Drying or atomization is a technique that transforms liquid solutions into dry powders. The drying technique by spray drying has been widely applied in the production of dry extracts with better technological features and higher content of active substances. The process consists of atomization of the fluid solution on a drying chamber on which the droplets go through a warm air flow. The heat and mass transference during the drying process occurs in a very fast way between the air and steam films which stay around each droplet under saturation temperature. This technique, subsequently, is appropriate for heat sensitive products, preserving its essential features.

This type of drying procedure is widely used in the food industry, is common for the production of powder milk, instant coffee and powder juices and in the production of active components in the pharmaceutical and phytotherapic industries. Spray drying is ideal for cases where the final product should respect a high specific and reproducible pattern of quality regarding the particles sizes, morphology, percentage of residual moisture, density and other parameters.

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