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Cupassu Fruit Plants (Theobroma Grandiflorum)

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Common Names: Cupuacu (also spelled Cupuassu, Cupuazu, Cupu Assu, or Copoasu)

Botanical Name: Theobroma Grandiflorum

General Information: 

Native and common throughout the Amazon. Grows as a small shrub or bushy tree Naturally cultivated in the jungles of northern Brazil (Para, Amazonas, and Amapa), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru

The Cupuacu fruit is extremely similar to the cacao fruit. Ovular-shaped fruit with a chocolate flavor. Brown peel surrounds a white, delicious pulp. High oleic acid concentration gives it a soft feel and a melting point comparable to butter

Nutritional Content:

Cupuacu is full of nutrients and antioxidants that benefit health. It is a fantastic source of fiber, promoting fullness, supporting intestinal health, and helping control blood sugar.

Rich in antioxidants, which protect the body against hazards like pollution, cigarette smoke, and herbicides. Contains epicatechin, an antioxidant also found in cocoa and berries, which can support brain health.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2-3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate


Planting and Care

The cupuacu needs a humid tropical climate, and grows best in fertile, well drained soils. Although the trees perform best with light shade, they will also grow well in full sun provided adequate soil moisture is there.

Special Feature

The seeds also contain 15 % carbohydrates and 20 % protein. Cupuacu butter has a high capacity for water absorption and is therefore an excellent emollient for cosmetic formulations. Prevents drying of skin and development of wrinkles, reduces degeneration of skin cells, restores skin flexibility, offers skin softness and improves the moisture and elasticity of the skin.


The seeds of this contain about 50 % of a sweet-smelling “butter” which is stable and highly suitable for use in cosmetics, toiletries, as well as foods and confections. The fruit is a great source of fibre, which supports gut health, boosts feelings of fullness, and aids blood sugar management . Cupuassu is touted as a possible super fruit flavor. Commercial production of cupuassu includes food supplements, pills, drinks, smoothies and sweets. The fruit has the comparable flavor of cocoa, that’s why it is utilized in making jams, jellies, and breads. The seeds of Cupuassu can relieve pain in the different parts of the body as it has anti-inflammatory action. Cupuassu aids in healthy weight loss and is also great for kids as it improves memory power. The timber is commonly used for construction and joinery.