Assessment and Physico-Chemical Characterization of Fruits from Different Tucuma Palm Tree Accesses for Keeping Their Preservation in Central Amazonia

Kaoru Yuyama, J. P. L. Aguiar, B. G. P. Araújo, E. C. S. Coelho


The Fruit from the Amazonian tucuma tree (Astrocaryum aculeatum Meyer) is almost entirely randomly extracted and thus, it holds a wide genetic variability, which diminishes its evenness besides several characteristics like pleasant flavor and thick pulp so appreciated when it comes to be consumed by humans. This fact is associated to the reproductive system, since it is a cross-pollinating plant. The present work assessed nine tucuma fruit accesses in Manaus, BR-174, Rio Preto da Eva and Vila do Equador, Rorainópolis Township, following the producers’ fruit preference indication. Simple correlation analysis indicates lipid content to be independent from the assessed characters, since it correlated to none of them. Therefore, the population formed from the selected accesses (BR 174, Jundiá 1, Manaus 1, Manaus 2), based on flavor, pulp thickness, yield and lipid content, will have a great chance of obtaining more uniform fruits that will please the consumers’ taste.

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