- How To Use & Store Shea Butter
- FAQ About Unrefined Shea Butter
- Uses of Unrefined Shea Butter & Benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter
- Why is Shea Butter so Great
What Is Unrefined Shea Butter? Where Does It Come From?
Extracting Unrefined Shea Butter by Pressing
A press is used to crush the nuts of the shea butter. The shea nuts are pushed against the metal press. The movement is similar to a meat grinder. Then the shea butter is squeezed out of the nut by pressure. The end result is Unrefined Shea Butter or Raw Shea Butter.
This method is used by many unrefined shea butter producing cooperatives these days because it helps them organize and produce more shea butter in less time to meet the demand . It does not involve any chemicals. It is simply a faster way of extracting without compromising the pure unrefined shea butter. This process cuts at least 3-5 hours off the traditional extraction time.
The Shea Tree
The Shea Tree up close
Shea Nuts before picking