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THE STUDY OF SHEA BUTTER1. Physico–chemical properties
15 January 2009 (online)
Shea butter has been found to melt at 37.8° C when heated above 38.5° C it transformed to metastable form which takes 4 days to revert to the stable form. The melting point could be raised by the addition of either beeswax or hard paraffin. Propyl gallate (0.1 %) has been found to be a promising antioxidant.