Animal feed resources information system

Bactris (Bactris gasipaes)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).


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Common names 
Peach-palm, pewa (Trinidad and Tobago), peyibay€, pejivalle, pejibaye (Costa Rica, Nicaragua), chontaduro, chantaduro, (Colombia, Ecuador), pijuayo (Peru), pijiguao (Venezuela), tembé (Bolivia), pixbae, (Panama), pupunheira, pupunha (Brazil)
Bactris ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) Mart., B. insignis (Mart.) Baill., B. speciosa (Mart.) H. Karst., B. utilis (Oerst.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hemsl., Guilelma chontaduro Triana, Guilelma ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) H. Wendl., Guilelma gasipaes (Kunth) L. H. Bailey, Guilelma insignis Mart., Guilelma speciosa Mart., Guilelma utilis Oerst., Martinezia ciliata Ruiz & Pav.
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A tall oil palm. The wood (chonta) was a traditional material used by the Amerindians for bows, blowpipes, darts, spears, etc. Also used for tool handles but prone to split. The fruit is sold for human consumption and reputed to have aphrodisiac properties. Now cultivated as a commercial oilseed. The oilmeal is low in essential amino acids, particularly methionine. The main lipid component is free fatty acids with smaller amounts of triglycerides and phospholipids. The meal is high in oleic and palmitic acids and adequate in linoleic acid.
Probably originated in Peru. Many species are found in Colombia.
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