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shea

(ˈʃɪə)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical African sapotaceous tree, Butyrospermum parkii, with oily seeds
2. (Elements & Compounds) shea butter the white butter-like fat obtained from the seeds of this plant and used as food, to make soaps, etc
[C18: from Bambara si]
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shea

(ʃi, ʃeɪ)

n., pl. sheas.
an African tree, Butyrospermum parkii, bearing seeds that yield a whitish, waxy fat (shea′ but`ter) used in food, soaps, and candles.
[1799; said to be < Bambara si]
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[6.] Maranz S, Kpikpi W, Weisman Z, Sauveur AD and B Chapagain Nutritional values and indigenous preferences for shea fruits (Vitellaria paradoxa CF Gaertn.) in African Agroforestry parklands.
Indigenous to Africa, Vitellaria paradoxa, better known as the shea or shi tree, is a member of the Sapotaceae family.
Salihu, "AnAntibacterial activities of 2-O-butyl1-O-(2'-ethylhexyl) benzene-1,8-dicarboxylate and 1-phenyl-1,4-pentanedione isolated from Vitellaria paradoxa root bark," Asian Journal of Scientific Research, vol.
Also, the collection and sale of shea nuts (Vitellaria paradoxa), dawadawa (Parkia clappertoniana), fuel wood, and wild fruits have become major livelihood options, especially in the lean season in savanna regions in Africa while small-scale mining, harvest of timber for logging and crafts, and fruit gathering are some forest livelihood activities that have been intensifying over the years [12, 22].
Lovett PN (2003) The impact of certification on the sustainable use of shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) in Ghana.
Maranz and Wiesman [46] reported that important variability in Vitellaria paradoxa fruit and seed sizes in relation to climate gradient was found throughout the entire sub-Saharan Africa zone located at the northern part of the equator.
Extracts from common fruit trees like Carica papaya (paw paw), Citrus aurantifolia (lime), Citrus paradise (grape fruit), Psidium guajava (guava), Anarcadium occidentale (cashew), Mangifera indica (mango), Dennettia tripetala (pepper fruit), Dacryodes edulis (butter fruit), Vitellaria paradoxa (shea butter) and Dalium guineense (velvet tamarind) serve a plethora of medicinal functions [52, 53].
Shea butter, also known as Vitellaria paradoxa among scientists, is a fruit tree of economic importance.
Summary: Shea butter is defined as the edible fat that is extracted from the shea kernels or shea nuts of Vitellaria paradoxa, commonly known as the shea tree.
[10.] Maranz S, Kpikpi W, Wiesman Z, Sauveur AD and B Chapagain Nutritional values and indigenous preferences for shea fruits (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F.