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Organic Chiuri Butter

Diploknema butyracea (Roxb.) H.J. Lam.

Organic Chiuri, commonly known as Butter tree, is a deciduous medium size tree about 20 meters high native to Nepal. Its botanical name is Diploknema butyracea (Roxb.) H.J. Lam. Belonging to Sapotaceae family. It produces flowers from November to January, fruits from March to June and propagates by seed. It grows mainly on steep slopes, ravines and cliffs at an altitude of 300 to 1500 meters from east to west Nepal. The main product of the plant is butter, extracted from the seeds and popularly known as “Chiuri butter”.

Availability of the raw material:

HBTL sources its organic Chiuri butter from the remote western part of Nepal. Chiuri grows wild in the forest and also on steep marginal lands. The total number of Chiuri trees in Nepal is estimated to 10 million with 5 million trees at the fruit bearing stage. The estimated quantity of Chiuri seeds in Nepal is 90,000 MT with the potential to extract 35,000 MT of butter per year.
Composition of Dhatelo oil: Palmitic acid, Palmitoleic acid, Stearic acid, Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Linolenic acid, Arachidic acid, vitamin E

Potential uses in cosmetics:

There is huge potential for commercial utilization of Chiuri butter in different areas such as:
Cooking oil
Candle manufacturing
Soap making

Additional information

Essential oil containers available:
10ml, 1kg, 25kg or custom size

For further details and questions,

please contact HBTL.
Email: hbtlp@himalayanbiotrade.com

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