Nuts, Beans N' Seeds Bundle (Cosmetic/Sterile)
Bundle up on nuts, beans and seeds to save 15%! Each kit contains a bag of:
All nuts, beans and seeds are hand-harvested and packaged in Ghana as the first step in creating Baraka’s oils and butters.
Use these raw nuts, beans and seeds as a prop in product photography, for your in-store displays, or simply as a talking point with customers.
Each bundle contains a handful of nuts/beans/seeds of the six types. Please note that you will not be able to grow your own trees from these as they are sterile.
How to Use
Use these raw nuts, beans and seeds as a prop in product photography, for your in-store displays, or simply as a talking point.
The first step in creating shea butter is gathering the fallen shea fruit and nuts. Shea trees grow wild in northern Ghana and cover vast areas of the Savannah. Sometimes a single shea tree can take up to fifty years before they are mature enough to be harvested for the first time, making them a precious commodity.
Shea fruit season is late April to early June. Delicious, tasty and sweet, it is a treat for young and old, with a seed that can be processed into shea butter. Fruit that falls from the trees is picked, then cleaned, dried, husked and packed in sacks for transport to the Baraka Shea Butter processing center. Only about 15% of the fallen shea fruit/seeds are picked for shea butter production. The rest are left to germinate and grow into new shea trees.
Kombo nuts come from the tropical West African tree called Pycnanthus angolensis, which is also known as the “African nutmeg”. These tall trees provide natural shade and ecosystem biodiversity for cocoa crops.
The nuts are used to make our kombo butter which is naturally high in myristoleic acid to help soothe muscle and joint pain.
The shelling of the palm nuts is the first step in traditional palm oil extraction. You can do shelling by cracking each nut with two stones and simultaneously separating the kernel and shell. The usage of nut-cracking stations has mostly replaced this human procedure.
The traditional method of extracting oil from palm kernels is to fry them in old oil or simply heat the dried nuts. Using a motorized grinder, the fried kernels are pounded or ground to a paste. The palm kernel oil is released by heating the paste with a tiny amount of water. You can skim the released oil from the top regularly.
Our cocoa beans are sustainably grown and hand harvested from community based small-holder farms. The techniques used to harvest and prepare the beans have been passed down through generations. For most women and families this is the mainstay of their economy.
Cocoa beans are used to make our luxurious cocoa butter . We have kept a few beans just for you though!
Neem seeds, best known for producing beneficial oil, are derived from the evergreen Azadirachat Indica tree known for its medicinal, cosmetic and pesticidal properties, earning its nickname ‘village pharmacy’.
Neem is also a natural, organic insecticide that can chase off pests from your garden and off your skin.
The seeds are first broken open and the kernels separated to be pressed into neem oil .
Derived from the majestic baobab trees native to northern Ghana, the fruit dries naturally on its branches. After drying for six months in the hot African sun, all of the moisture is removed from the fruit and the shell becomes hard.
The baobab seed is extracted by cracking open the shell and breaking up the fruit. The seeds are first hammer-milled to remove the hard outer coat from the kernel and then placed in a screw expeller and cold pressed from the kernel. The oil is then filtered for clarity to obtain a beautiful clear golden liquid baobab oil .
Why Choose Baraka?
Shipping + Returns
BARAKA NUTS 'N BEANS
FROM OUR HANDS TO YOURS
All of our products are sustainably sourced and handcrafted. Each order gives the dignity of income to hardworking women and their families in Ghana.
No chemicals, additives, animal testing, or harsh industrial processing. Just pure, natural oils and butters.
Every time you purchase Baraka’s products you have a direct impact on the women, families, and communities in northern Ghana. Not only does your order provide the dignity of income to hardworking women but helps support educational and economic projects in the community.