At a cultural event, I came across these nuts, shea nuts, I had never set my eyes on the nuts called tama from the Northern part of Ghana. The hard dark nuts with not much of a smell but scaly shell looked rather strange to me. I decided to research further.
Learning More About Shea
I was excited as I had only seen the tree but not the nuts. A lady at the stall took her time to introduce me to the shea nuts. Apparently, the shell had to be carefully peeled and the inner nut crushed into an oily paste. The oily paste, I have been using for my hair for years. I felt the need to explore further. I remembered Dorcas lived in that part of Ghana where shea butter is produced, so a phone call helped me to find out more.
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