Pequi oil is a seed oil, extracted from the seeds of the Caryocar brasiliense, which is native to Brazil. The pale yellow mesocarp oil is extracted and used directly as a cooking oil. In Brazil, there are projects among indigenous people groups to develop pequi oil production as a means of economic development.
- ↑ B.L. Axtell from research by R.M. Fairman (1992). "Caryocar spp.". Minor oil crops. FAO. http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5043E/x5043E05.htm#Caryocar%20spp. Retrieved 2006-11-10.
- ↑ "Mel dos Índios do Xingu". Indigenous Park of the Xingu. Indigenous People in Brazil. Retrieved on 2006-11-10.
- ↑ Sérgio D Segall, William E Raslan, Délio S Artz, Vany P Ferraz & Jacqueline A Takahashi (February 2006). "Triacylglycerol analysis of pequi (Caryocar brasiliensis Camb.) oil by electrospray and tandem mass spectrometry". Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 86 (3): 445-452. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/112149039/ABSTRACT?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0.