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Methods for drying shea nuts – Sun Drying

Methods for drying shea nuts – Sun Drying

Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by .

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Drying is a critical step in the production process. The nuts must be thoroughly dried in order to produce good quality shea butter. One of the characteristics of good shea butter is a low moisture content.

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Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Boiling Shea Nuts

Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Boiling Shea Nuts

Posted on 29. Aug, 2009 by .

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After the nuts are harvested, they are steeped in boiling hot water for about 30 minutes.The boiling process is another important step to ensuring that the end product is of the highest quality.

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Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Producing a Quality Product

Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Producing a Quality Product

Posted on 28. Aug, 2009 by .

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The key to quality shea butter is the process that begins from the moment the shea nut is harvested until the shea butter is extracted from the nut. If the process is compromised, the resulting shea butter will not meet the standards the buyer desires.

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Shea: From Tree to Nuts

Posted on 24. Aug, 2009 by .

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The key to quality shea butter is the process that begins from the moment the shea nut is harvested until the shea butter is extracted from the nut. If the process is compromised, the resulting shea butter will not meet the standards the buyer expects

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Greetings from Shea Butter Coop in Nigeria

Greetings from Shea Butter Coop in Nigeria

Posted on 21. Aug, 2009 by .

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My first visit to a shea producers cooperative was the Women’s Shea Butter Cooperative in Ipapo Nigeria. Ipapo is located in the Shea belt in South Western Nigeria. I arrived at the beginning of the harvest season in April. This cooperative starts harvesting shea nuts earlier than most parts of the shea producing areas in Nigeria.

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