Mongongo Oils comes from the Manketti tree in Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and other areas of Africa. The tree produces a red fruit that is wonderful tasting (elephants love them), and a nut that’s used for making Mongongo oil. Mongongo nuts are highly valued because the Manketti tree is hard to find… thus the high price of the oil. Also the raw nut tastes a little bit like cashews… and the roasted nut has a cheese like flavor.
Mongongo Oil is very different from many of the other botanical oils on the market such as avocado oil, almond, coconut, and jojoba oil… it’s mostly polyunsaturated fatty acids. It also contains lots of Vitamin E, Omega 6 oils, copper, zinc, B vitamins, calcium, iron, linoleic acid, and magnesium.
The oil is very stable, so it never goes rancid like other oils. It can be used for cooking, but it’s most often used for cosmetics and hair products. The polyunsaturated oil gives hair a healthy vibrant look because it soaks into the outer layer of the hair protecting it from sun and blow drying.
In fact Mongongo Oil is a natural sun block that works well for both skin and hair. And hair hold a style for long a time with this oil, and it also nourishes damaged hair at the same time.
Plus Mongongo Oil nourishes skin and rejuvenates damaged skin… and for centuries Mongongo oil has been used for treating dry cracked skin.
You can order Mongongo Oil cosmetics, soaps, and nuts on-line or from your local health food store.
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