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Infobox on Sheanuts
Example of Sheanuts
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Nut from the Shea tree from the Shea tree in Africa with a high fat percentage of 45-50%, moisture content of 6%, greenish color and emitting a strong smell. This produce is used in the production of margarine and tends to desiccate and exude fat during the voyage. When in wet or moist condition sheanuts are subject to heating or spontaneous combustion and may sweat and ferment strongly.

Before stuffing, a certificate providing the moisture percentage, temperature, number of storage days prior to shipment and all possible particulars should be demanded and checked.

  • In bags : Do not stow with taint sensitive cargo such as coffee and tea. See Cocoa Beans for stowage.
  • In bulk : See Cocoa Beans

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