Azeite-de-Dendê

Azeite-de-Dendê also called Azeite-de-Dendém or Óleo de Palma, is a palm oil used in Brazilian food Azeite-de-Dendê such as Caruru, Vatapá, Acarajé, Bobó-de-camarão.

dende2Dendê is the fruit to produce the extract oil called Azeite-de-dendê. It can also be used in cosmetics and the manufacture of chocolate.

dendeThe Dendezeiro (Elaeis guineensis), also known as Palmeira-de-óleo-africana, Palma-de-guiné, Palma, Dendém (in Angola), Palmeira-dendém or Coqueiro-de-dendê, is a palm tree originally from West Coast of Africa (Gulf of Guinea).The Dendezeiro reaches height of 15m.