Wednesday, September 20, 2006
4 Ways to Eat Shea!
We are often asked the following question here at Purely Shea: 'How safe is Shea Butter to put on my skin?' We always respond by saying is safe enough to eat! Everyone is amazed when we tell them how Shea Butter is consumed all over the world. So here are the four ways to eat shea:
1. SHEA FRUIT
During the summer months, the Karite tree produces an abundance of green-orange shea fruit which is about the size of a large apricot. The deliciously sweet Shea Fruit is eaten and is very rich in Vitamin C. After the fruit is eaten, the remaining kernel is used to make Shea Butter.
2. CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY
Shea Butter is used extensively to make fine European Chocolates and is known as a CBE (Cocoa Butter Equivalent). Shea butter is used to replace some or all of the cocoa butter in confectionery applications.
3. BUTTER SUBSTITUTE
Shea Butter is quite popular in Japan as substitute for margarine and butter.
4. COOKING OIL
Shea Butter is used throughout western African Savannahs as a cooking oil during food preparation.
Since Shea Butter is safe enough to eat, it is safe enough to gently moisturize your baby's skin as well as soften your lips during the winter. However, our products here at Purely Shea are for external use only.