Manketti
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Manketti

The mongongo tree, mongongo nut or manketti tree (Schinziophyton rautanenii) is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae and of the monotypic genus Schinziophyton. A large, spreading tree, the mongongo reaches 15–20 metres tall. It is found on wooded hills and among sand dunes, and is associated with the Kalahari sand soil-types. The leaves are a distinctive hand-shape, and the pale yellow wood is similar in characteristics to balsa, being both lightweight and...

Shea butter
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Shea butter

Shea butter ( is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa).It is ivory in color when raw, with more processed versions being white in color, although it is commonly dyed yellow with borututu root or palm oil. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries. Occasionally, shea butter...

Kombo butter
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Kombo butter

Botanical Name : Pycnanthus angolensis Family : Myristicaceae family Commercial name : Kombo, African nutmeg Local Names (Ghana) : Otea Background and Distribution Pycnanthus angolensis Warb. (P. Kombo), commonly known as African nutmeg, is a tropical plant belonging to the Myristicaceae family and having a geographical distribution stretching across western Africa from Guinea to Cameroon,...