Cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum) is a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao. Common throughout the Amazon basin, it is widely cultivated in the jungles of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru and in the north of Brazil, with the largest production in Pará, followed by Amazonas, Rondônia and Acre. It is a close relative of Theobroma cacao (Cocoa). It is relatively unknown outside of it’s native Brazil.
Can be used as a natural moisturizer or as flavoring for white chocolate and other sweets.
cupuassu, cupuazú, cupu assu, and copoasu