Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries. Occasionally, Shea butter is mixed with other oils as a substitute for cocoa butter, although the taste is noticeably different.
The English word “Shea” comes from s’í. It is known by many local names, such as kpakahili in the Dagbani language, taama in the Wali language, kuto in Twi all of Ghana origin
Shea butter fruit is known in the Bulisa language of the Upper East region of Ghana as tááŋà
Shea butter is very beneficial to the human live and out it we get oil which is use for so many purposes.
It is used as oil for cooking especially in the northern part of Ghana or applied as lotion to protect the skin during the dry Harmattan season
Shea butter is used for the management of sinusitis and relief of nasal congestion as a local practice.
It is also use to massaged joints and other parts of the body where pain occurs and also as hair pomade.
Most moisturizes contain Shea butter.
Below are the stages and process in pictures of getting Shea butter oil.