Handmade shea butter

Sekoti PS food project – SHEA BUTTER
Shea butter is a natural fat extracted from the African shea tree.  It is edbile and is used in food preparation.  Ghanaians use it very often in different meals. They usually don’t use it as a body lotion, only for babies.

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Shea tree
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Sheanuts

The students from Sekoti Primary School prepared handmade shea butter – from shea tree nuts to cooled shea oil. It is wonderful how the fat changes the colour from brown to yellow!

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The most important part of making shea butter is kneading.
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Finished product, cooled shea oil – shea butter

To see how the Sekoti students made the shea butter, watch the video below!

Occasionally the chocolate industry uses shea butter as a substitute for cocoa butter. And all over the world shea butter is used in natural cosmetics as a moisturizer or body lotion. Shea butter melts at body temperature and absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.

It is also used in pure natural soaps.

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NGO Mondo sells Ghanaian shea butter in Estonia

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