shea butter

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Vegetable butter from the nuts of the shea tree (Butyrospermum parkii) which grows wild in West and Central Africa. It contains 10% non-saponifiable lipids (see saponification). See also cocoa butter equivalents.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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