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Exporting shea butter to Europe

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Shea butter is extensively used in cosmetics, health products and in the confectionery and chocolate industry (as an ingredient in cocoa butter alternatives). Shea butter and its fractions can also replace other edible vegetable oils or fats in other food applications. While demand for shea butter is growing, sustainable production of shea butter is at the centre of attention in European markets and opportunities are increasing for certified producers and exporters in sub-Saharan Africa.