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Morro Seeds and Seed Oil

Jul 24, 2017 · 2 min read

Mature Morro seeds are embedded within a syrupy mass of pulp. This pulp possesses a unique and pungent, yet pleasant, scent that can be described as a mix of fruity sweetness, leather, and licorice. This unique smell serves to attract foraging animals to ripe fruits, to act as seed dispersers. During pre-historic-times the fruit was consumed by megafauna like giant sloths, today the only animals strong enough to break open the Morro shells are horses and cattle.

Morro pulp is rich in u n ique compounds that are responsible for Morro’s traditional therapeutic uses. Morro has been used to treat colds, respiratory problems, and range of other conditions since the time of the ancient Maya civilization.

In order to obtain seeds for planting, medicinal uses, or oil extraction the pulp must be washed off by soaking the seed balls in water over night and carefully separating the seeds from the pulp.

Mature Morro seeds are embedded within a syrupy mass of pulp. This pulp possesses a unique and pungent, yet pleasant, scent that can be described as a mix of fruity sweetness, leather, and licorice…