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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.14 no.1-2 Manaus  1984 


Composição de Flores Masculinas de Pupunha (Bactris gasipaes H. B. K., Palmae)

Jaime Paiva Lopes Aguiar **  

Charles R. Clement **  

**Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, AM


Composition of the male flowers of peach palm(Bactris gasipaes H.E.K., Palmae). Male flowers of, peach palm ore occasionally consumed as a vegetable 0r, mixed with other ingredients, as a condiment. Three sample were analysed to discover their nutritional values. These flowers contain law levels of protein (1.2% and fats (2.8%)and reasonable levels of able levels of carboidrates (15%); nutritional value is low.

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