SHEA Powder is derived from Allergy Free SHEA NUTs from Africa. It is also known scientifically as Vitellaria Paradoxa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitellaria. If you have nut allergy, this product is ok for your consumption. It has never proven to cause nut allergies.
Shea Powder is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries as a low cost replacement for Cocoa Butter. It is provided by Vegan Gastronomy as a low cost ultra positive food product.
Shea Powder is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion.
This is 6 bags of 60 Grams or 360 Grams of SHEA OIL processed in a natural way to turn it into a powder that can ship at temperatures below 39 Celsius. Each order contains 1 bag packed in rupture proof aluminum bags.
Vegan Gastronomy is starting on a journey to explain how healthy this ancient fruit can solve so many health issues and replace oils used in food preparation. This product is from Africa and is classified as an oil in food.
Sample applications will include: Croissants that are low saturated fat, Vegan Hard Cheeses used on our Charcuterie Boards, and as a replacement for Pork Fat in vegan sausages.
The Benefits of Eating Shea Butter
Shea butter can be an excellent substitute for butter and other fats used while cooking.
It may not be your first choice when it comes to buttering your pan for eggs, but it is something to consider if you are looking to reap the health benefits it can provide.
Shea butter contains plant sterol esters, which have been known to stop the enzyme that causes inflammation, as well as pain and stiffness to the joints; this makes shea butter potentially an ideal choice for anyone who suffers from Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or any other type of arthritis.
Antioxidants are substances that help protect your cells from free radicals, which are at the root of many health conditions, such as cancer.
Antioxidants can also help slow the aging process and prevent various ailments, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and immune deficiency.
The antioxidants found in shea butter are known as polyphenols, which are also found in:
• Green tea
• Dark chocolate
• Some wines
Polyphenols are thought to help with digestion and brain health and prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
3. Lowers Cholesterol
The oil from shea butter is monounsaturated fat, similar to that of coconut and avocado oil.
These oils positively impact blood lipids that help lower LDL cholesterol levels; this reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke.
4. Contains Key Vitamins
Shea butter contains key nutrients, such as vitamins A, E, and F. These vitamins are vital to keeping your body and its various functions working:
• Vitamin A - This vitamin A is crucial for your vision and immune system. It can also help in cancer prevention, bone health, reduces the risk of acne, and aids in reproduction health.
• Vitamin E - Vitamin E is a vitamin that will dissolve in fat. This is why nuts and oils can be a great source of the vitamin. It can help keep your heart, bones, eyes, and organ tissues healthy.
• Vitamin F - Vitamin F is needed to reduce inflammation, improve heart health, support mental health, and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
5. Promotes Healthy Skin
As most already know, shea butter is excellent for your skin. It’s been used in lotions and creams for centuries.
Although its benefits for your skin are mostly reaped with topical applications, shea butter still offers similar benefits when ingested, as the body can absorb its key nutrients, vitamins A, E, and F.
These same nutrients also help protect the skin from developing cancer.
6. Contributes to Healthier Hair
Just like how it helps your skin, shea butter can also make your hair healthier and more robust when eaten.
The vitamins A and E in the butter and the fatty acids are great for repairing and maintaining healthy hair.
However, shea butter can also be applied directly to the scalp to eliminate dandruff and scalp irritation.
7. Medicinal Applications
Many counties in Western Africa have been using shea butter to treat cold and flu symptoms for many years.
As mentioned above, shea butter has properties to help reduce inflammation, so it can be used to relieve inflamed nasal passages that usually contribute to common cold symptoms.
It can help with congestion and reportedly can also be used as a cough suppressant.
Are There Any Side Effects of Eating Shea Butter?
While there are no drastic side effects from consuming shea butter, you should still exercise caution as you would with any other fat or oil.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when consuming shea butter:
Many studies have been done on whether or not shea can be a trigger for those with nut allergies.
While there is no definitive answer, one study suggests it is safe to consume by those with nut allergies as the amount of protein found in shea is less than 1/30th the amount found in cashews.
Of course, it is always better to be safe than sorry; always check with your doctor or allergist before consumption!
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Incredible product that has all the health benefits and very few medical side effects.