Cocos comosa

Uses

Brazil (northeast): fruit eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Hart.
Misc:
Chemical composition: Moisture = 3.50%. Ether extract = 67.30%. Protein = 8.77%. Minerals = 1.64%. Fibre (crude etc.) [sic] = 18.79% Ash: SiO2 = trace. CaO = 9.5%. Fe2O3 = negative. Saponification index: 263.3. Acid index: Oleic = 1%. Iodine index = 5.9%. Melting point = 20°-21°C.

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