|Latin Name :||Butyrospermum parkii|
|English Name :||Shea Butter, shea nut butter|
|French Name :||Karité, arbre à beurre|
|Origin :||West Africa|
History and Origin
Latin name of Shea nut (Parkii) was given for M. Mungo Park, great exploratory, who was the first to go up the Gambia River around the end of XV th century. The tree grows tall and can live more than 300 years. It bears fruit around 15 years and is fully productive only from 25 years of age.