We manufacture and deliver essential raw shea butter to you
Market Leader in the
procurement of shea nuts in Nigeria.
Raw shea butter
Shea nut trees, also known as the vitellaria or Karite tree takes between 10 to 15 years before it starts bearing fruit and it could be as long as 30 years before full production is attained. The harvest season for the vitellaria tree fruits is from June to August. Then, millions of fruits are harvested and processed.
Quality check: The harvested Sheanut kernels are carefully selected through our quality assurance grading process to ensure all harvested seed meet every standards before it goes into processing
Seed cleaning: The graded kernels are first cleaned in the seed cleaner to rid the kernels of foreign matters like dust, stones, shells and metal tramps, then cracked into smaller particles. The cracked kernels are systematically heated at controlled temperatures in the cooker and the conditioner.
Processing & Production: The cracked kernels are systematically heated at controlled temperatures in the cooker and the conditioner. The conditioned kernels are directed to the expellers where the screw worm assembly exerts considerable pressure to press out the Sheabutter and the cake. The expeller extracted Sheabutter are filtered in the Pressure leaf filter to remove all fines and any other foreign particles. The pressed-out cakes are sent to the solvent extraction plant. In the solvent extraction plant, the cakes are brought in contact with food-grade hexane to release the butter. The butter-hexane mixture is sent to the distillation units to recover the hexane and release the butter. The solvent extracted butter is filtered in the Pressure leaf filter to remove all fines and any other foreign particles.
Refining: The crude Shea Butter is transferred to the state-of-the-art refinery plant which produces refined organic Shea Butter of the highest grade and quality with DFA as a byproduct.
Storage: The filtered butter is sent to the dryer where moisture is removed under vacuum. The pure, unrefined Sheabutter is sent to the storage tank to cool for packing or bulk-shipping.
Application: Cosmetics and Food
Features: 100% Organic, Zero Chemical. 100% Pure and Unrefined, Free of Pesticides, No Colourant, No Preservative, No additives, and Unscented.
Shea butter has been proven to have extensive anti-inflammatory properties