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Kpangnan/Painya (Pentadesma butyracea)

Kpangnan/Painya (Pentadesma butyracea) fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentadesma_butyracea The Pentadesma butyracea is a tree native to Central and Western Africa, where it grows in the thick pluvial forests on riverbanks, and in swampy zones. Its butter called Painya (or Kpangnan) is extracted from the seeds of its fruit, which are sustainably wild harvested. Just like many other food-providing forest [...]

2020-02-09T22:50:19+01:00By |

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii)

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitellaria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_butter The Shea tree grows wild in the equatorial belt of Central Africa, between Gambia and Sudan. A Shea tree needs between 8 and 15 years until the first harvest, and even longer to reach full capacity. Women and children collect the fallen fruit and take them back to their villages [...]

2020-02-09T22:51:13+01:00By |

Pequi tree (Caryocar brasiliense)

Pequi tree (Caryocar brasiliense) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryocar_brasiliense The Pequi tree is found in Brazil and Paraguay. Pequi is a tasty edible fruit, popular in some areas of Brazil where it is used by the population for food, cosmetics and medicine. It is pollinated mainly by bats. Traditionally rural Brazilians plant Pequi trees around villages; however the conservation [...]

2020-02-09T20:48:26+01:00By |

Ximenia Oil (Ximenia americana)

Ximenia Oil (Ximenia americana) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ximenia Ximenia trees, commonly known as wild plum or monkey plum trees, are found across Southern Africa, growing at low altitudes in woodlands and grassy savannahs. Ximenia oil is produced by Producing Associations in Namibia, Mozambique or Swaziland. In 2001, Ximenia was included in list of priority species to be promoted [...]

2020-02-09T22:52:54+01:00By |