Shea Nuts/Butter

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Shea Nuts/Butter

Shea nuts are obtained from the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa/ karite in French) that is indigenous to many parts of Africa.

Shea nut trees grow widely and naturally in West Africa. Nigeria is the leading producer of Shea nut in the world with an estimated national production of 500,000 metric tonnes.

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Shea nuts are obtained from the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa/ karite in French) that is indigenous to many parts of Africa.

Shea nut trees grow widely and naturally in West Africa. Nigeria is the leading producer of Shea nut in the world with an estimated national production of 500,000 metric tonnes.

These shea nuts are collected, sorted and processed by crushing, grinding and boiling to yield shea butter (a slightly yellowish or ivory coloured natural fat).

The oil content is the most crucial element of the shea nut as that component is an important ingredient in the composition of the shea butter. This is used in the cosmetics, confectionary and other such industries.

Specifications

 

Commodity Shea Nuts
Origin Nigeria
Colour Brown or Coffee Brown
Condition Nuts: Cleaned & Sorted – absence of rot & pest
FFA <60%
Moisture Content < 70%
Impurities 2% Max
Oil content >45% Max
Latex 4-10%
FOB Price Negotiable (dependent on current market price)
Minimum Order 40’ FCL (26 MT)
Packaging Options As per buyer’s requirement
Monthly Supply Capacity 500 MT monthly
Payment Terms Irrevocable LC, Cash Against Documents (CAD), Advance Payment
Delivery Time Dependent on carrier and destination

 

Commodity Shea Butter
Origin Nigeria
Colour Creamy-Yellow or Ivory Coloured (Natural)
Grade Butter: Grade ‘A’-Export Quality
FFA 3% Max
Moisture Content 1.2%
Iodine Value 62.1/100g
Saponification Value 2% Max
Melting Point 35-45c
Flash Point >250c
Solubility Insoluble in Water
FOB Price Negotiable (dependent on current market price)
Minimum Order 40’ FCL (26 MT)
Packaging Options In 10 litres pack (Tetra Pak or Plastic Packs)
Monthly Supply Capacity 500 MT monthly
Payment Terms Irrevocable LC, Cash Against Documents (CAD), Advance Payment
Delivery Time Dependent on carrier and destination

 

 

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