Mango Butter

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What is it? The butter pressed from the mango seeds.
Appearance Soft solid white butter.
Texture Rich, creamy, and a soft solid.
Scent Nothing too noticeable.
Absorbency Speed Fast and lovely, with a dry finish.
Solubility Oil
Why do we use it in recipes? It gives a wonderful dry finish to anything you use it in, making it awesome in body butters and other 100% oil based concoctions.
Approximate Melting Point 36°C / 98°F
Do you need it? If you like butters, but don’t like the greasy finish something like shea butter leaves, you need mango butter. It’s amazing.
Refined or unrefined? I’ve only ever used (or found) refined, and I like it.
Strengths It has a fantastic dry feel that helps oil based things feel less greasy.
Weaknesses It’s one of the pricier butters.
Alternatives & Substitutions Cupuacu butter and shea butter are similar in terms of melting point and texture, but they are much slower to absorb—especially the shea butter.
How to Work with It It’s great in pretty much anything, though I love it in body butters, balms, and salves.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, mango butter should last at least one year.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks Try replacing shea butter with mango butter in recipes you find to be too greasy.
Recommended starter amount 250g (0.5lb)
Where to Buy it  Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

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September 19, 2016

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