A pile of shea nuts on top of a mud oven being roasted. Mali, West Africa.

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A pile of shea nuts on top of a mud oven being roasted. Mali, West Africa.
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Shea Nut Butter is one of the Africa’s most sustainable natural resources. The Shea Trees grow naturally in the grasslands of west and central Africa and do not need irrigation, fertilizer, or pesticides. The Shea Trees are native to the savanna and are difficult to grow in plantations. It takes at least 25 years for a Shea Nut Butter Tree to produce large numbers of fruits. Shea Nut Butter is one of the Africa’s most sustainable natural resources.
Location: West Africa Mali Koulikoro Region