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Markets opening up for indigenous vegetable oils

Southern Africa is home to unique indigenous plants, from which speciality vegetable oils are produced, including marula oil, Kalahari melon seed oil, and ximenia oil.

Other Southern African oils, such as mongongo oil, Cape chestnut oil and mafura butter, are still quite new to international markets. Most of these vegetable oils are produced by cold-pressing seeds or kernels that

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