Shea Butter

· Pure · Bake · Roast ·
200 ml

With BIO PLANÈTE Shea Butter, we have brought a taste of Africa to European cuisine. This is because the “gold of African women” is traditionally not only used in cosmetics (skin and hair care) and medicine, but also primarily as a foodstuff.

Shea nuts that botanically belong under berries are harvested in West African countries from old, wild growing shea trees, also called karite or vitellaria trees, and processed to Shea Butter on-site and then deodorised. This way, the Shea Butter is a sustainable alternative to the conventional palm oil that has a negative effect on our ecosystem due to its mode of cultivation in land-intensive monocultures.

Ideas for recipes and use of Shea Butter

Shea Butter is spreadable, has a neutral flavour and smell, can be heated to high temperatures and is therefore suitable for baking and frying. Therefore, the locals traditionally use the soft butter as a frying and baking fat. And the cherry on top: BIO PLANÈTE Shea Butter gives baked goods a glorious golden-brown crispiness. Shea Butter also makes for a great vegan sandwich spread and can be used in a similar way to dairy-based butter.

Origin
Burkina Faso
Feeding Instructions
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Storage Information
Store at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Heatability
Suitable for baking.

Product of organic farming

energy
3367 kJ (819 kcal)
fat
91 g
of which saturates
43 g
of which mono-unsaturated
42 g
of which polyunsaturated
6 g
carbohydrates
0 g
of which sugars
0 g
protein
0 g
salt
0 g

Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
** % of daily reference intake (adults)

classic
Origin
frequently asked questions
Baking and roasting with Shea Butter


Shea Butter is the sustainable vegan alternative for baking and frying. Depending on how you use it, it is a great substitute for animal butter, palm oil and cocoa butter and offers other advantages too:


•   very spreadable (melting point at about 28°C)
•   neutral in taste and highly heatable
•   melts wonderfully on the tongue
•   50 % more unsaturated fatty acids than animal butter & coconut oil
•   Makes baked goods wonderfully brown
•   Store at room temperature
•   Conservation of important endangered animal habitats thanks to the harvesting of wild karitè trees

Discover wonderful recipes using our Shea Butter in our cookbook: