SHEA BUTTER: Shea butter is highly valued commodity among the world’s
cosmetic companies, and as its demand has grown, so also its potential for
exploitation and exportation.
Statistics shows that only 25% to 30% of the Shea nuts produced in Nigeria wild
are collected. Apart from its role as an important raw material, Shea butter is used
in the manufacturing of chocolate and other confectionaries. It is also used in the
cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.