Traditional shea butter processing is done by village women who gather, boil and sun-dry, and roast the nuts before they are pounded and ground into a fine paste. The paste is mixed with water to separate the fat, which is then manually churned into creamy butter, Bukina Faso.
Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR
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