The benefits of shea butter for skin care have been well documented, but many shea butter users still ask "can you eat shea butter?" In short, the answer is yes. In fact, shea butter has a plethora of benefits to be gained from eating it and there are a number of ways to do so that make your food taste amazing. At 24 Karite Gold, we carry the highest quality shea butter products available. Because our shea butter is raw and unrefined, you are able to reap a plethora of benefits that you simply don't get from refined shea butter products. And while eating shea butter might sound strange, it's actually the perfect way to nourish your skin from the inside out. And it's one of the ways shea butter is traditionally used in Africa!

Benefits of Eating Shea Butter

Not only is shea butter a fantastic moisturizer, it can also benefit you if you use it for cooking. In fact, the benefits you have to gain from using shea butter on your skin are similar to those from consuming it. For example, shea butter has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is high in antioxidants, which are great for anti aging, even when eaten.    Better yet, shea butter has a great taste that can add a bit of flavor to any meal. In fact, some chocolate makers use shea butter instead of or alongside cocoa butter as an ingredient in their products to make their chocolate creamier and to give it a rich taste. Additionally, shea butter is full of essential fatty acids and vitamin E, all of which benefit your skin, hair and nails from the inside. And preparing shea butter for consumption is easier than you might think.

How to Eat Shea Butter

There are plenty of ways to use shea butter for cooking. For example, use a dollop of shea butter as a substitute for butter, or another oil, when cooking. Stir fry dishes are given more flavor and a richer taste when cooked in shea butter. Another popular way to eat it is to put a tablespoon or so of shea butter into a smoothie. This will help make your smoothie creamy and give it a boost of antioxidants and healthy essential fatty acids, making it even healthier. Another benefit of using shea butter as a food is that, unlike butter, it is vegan-friendly. It can add a splash of new flavor to vegetable and grain dishes, and allows vegans to eat foods that require butter, like pancakes or toast.

Try Our Shea Butter Today

Whether you are looking to try using shea butter in the kitchen or simply to help revitalize your dry or inflamed skin, the raw, unrefined shea butter we carry here at 24K Shea is perfect for your needs. Check out our online store, and don't forget we offer wholesale sizes as well!