Meeting Shea

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. IMG_3926


11 thoughts on “Meeting Shea

  1. I love going to events like this and talking to everyone. There is so much we can learn from others and it sounds like you got to go on your own adventure of finding out about the shea nuts. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  2. Great post about the abundance of natural resources Ghana has to offer. A large tub of shea butter sits on my mom’s kitchen counter. She applies it religiously each day after doing dishes. It what I bring her each time I visit. Let us know what else you find out.

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  3. So interesting to read about your find. So many products we take for granted in our modern lives have origins from which we are increasingly distanced. I appreciate your curiosity in finding out more and sharing the info with us.

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