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Custard Apple Seed Oil

Custard Apple Seed Oil

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CUSTARD APPLE SEED OIL

A small tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, growing up to 20' tall. The leaves are thin, oblong while the flowers are greenish – yellow. This is a fixed oil obtained from the kernel of the fruit. It is used in the cosmetic industries to produce shampoos and soaps for black hair. It gives shine and strength to the hair. It is also used as a base for some of the aromatherapy compounds. In tropical countries, the oil is used as normal cooking oil or a salad oil. It is also called Sapuyul Oil.        

BOTANICAL NAME: Annona squamosa oil

EXTRACTION:

Custard apple seed oil is obtained by cold pressing of seed.

PROPERTIES:

 It is Pale green to lemony thick liquid with sweet, woody aroma and has a slight almond-like odor and a very mild, pleasant taste.

CONSTITUENTS:

Its main constituents are  a- and ß-pinene, E-ocimene, germacrene-D, methyl and ethyl butanoate and methyl hexanoate.

USES:

It is used in flavorings the salad, dishes, ice cream or blended with milk to make a cool beverages.

It is used in the manufacture of soap and can be detoxified by an alkali treatment and used for edible purposes.

It is effective pesticides against head lice, southern army worms and pea aphids.