Shea tree (Butyrospermum parkii or Vitellaria Paradoxa) - commonly known as karité in the Wolof and French languages, grows wild in the equatorial belt of West Africa.

The oil extracted has a relatively high melting point and is used in rural areas in the making of foods, soap manufacture and cosmetics. Shea is mainly exported as kernels and can be used as an extender in chocolate as its properties are similar to cocoa butter.

Most small-scale processing to extract the oil is carried out by women and provides an important source of income.

Used as baking fat and to substitute cocoa butter in chocolate manufacture and chocolate confectionery products.  Shea butter is used as a base for cosmetics including skincare products and moisturising cream.

Packaging:Stuffed in (20) feet container loads in Jute Sacks.

Make an enquiry