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SIMEC Support Shea Butter Produce in Abidjan

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In mid October 2021, SIMEC shipped shea butter extraction equipment to Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The project is designed to produce shea butter in the form of 25 KG block wrapped and packed in carton. In the future, the same equipment will also produce extra virgin avocado oil.

In the shea butter production process, the client will roast the shea almonds then introduce them into the material barrels of hydraulic oil press. Afterwards the liquid product will be filtered by oil purification apparatus and filled into 25kg cardboard boxes (with a plastic bag).

25kg-butter-block-wrapped shea-butter-block

Shea butter, which is solid and waxy in appearance at room temperature, becomes oily above 34 °C. The oil transforms to butter below 34 degrees Celsius.

Starting with shea butter, the client will produce avocado oil and coconut oil later. The same machine can also make cold processed organic oil from castor, sesame, jojoba, moringa, etc.

Photos of machines before packing & delivery.

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Oil Purification Apparatus

shea-butter-oil-press-machine shea-almond-barrel shea-butter-barrels

Hydraulic oil press. Model HOP50/280. Power 4 kW, 380 V, 50 Hz, 3 Phase.

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Seed Roasting Machine

Packing details of SIMEC machines are included in the table below.

Packing Dimensions (L*W*H)
Oil purification apparatus
Hydraulic oil press
Seed roasting machine &
spare parts

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Main Compositions and Benefits of Avocado Oil

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What is Avocado Oil:

avocado-oil-functionsAvocado oil is the oil extruded from avocado fruit, it is a kind of viscous oil with strong permeability, unrefined avocado oil is dark green with no noticeable odor. The crude avocado oil is mainly used in the cosmetic industry, while the refined avocado oil can be used in the food industry.

Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, while promoting the absorption of carotenoids and other nutrients. Avocado oil can be used to cook, high temperature resistance, smoke point (271 °C) is much higher than the average vegetable oil.

Main Nutrients of Avocado Oil:

Nutrient content Per 1/8 bottle (30ml)  Per 100ml
Heat 1,005kJ (240Cal) 3350kJ (801Cal)
Protein 0g 0g
Fat 27g 90g
Saturated fat 3.9g 13g
Trans fat 0g 0g
Polyunsaturated fat 2.4g 8g
Monounsaturated fat 20.7g 69g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg
Carbohydrate 0g 0g
Sugar 0g 0g
Dietary fiber 0g 0g
Sodium (Na) 1.5 mg (Max) 5 mg (Max)
Vitamin E 3.6 mg 12 mg
β- sitosterol 146.1 mg 487 mg

Avocado Oil Fatty Acid Composition:

The oil content of avocado is generally between 15~30%, and the main fatty acids are oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, palm oil acid and stearate. Avocado fat content is a high level (15.3g/100g) among the fruits, monounsaturated fat is the main fat type of avocado oil, count about 74% of the total fat content.

Avocado Oil (producing area:Spain)
Fatty acid composition Appearance time/min Peak area Content/%
Octadecatrienoic acid 19.983 47754.6 0.398
Palmitoleic acid 22.046 273757.4 2.280
Octadecadienoic acid 26.723 2793566 23.263
Palmitic acid 34.805 1087651 9.057
Oleic acid 38.798 7411198.5 61.715
Stearic acid 71.704 211976.5 1.805

Manufacturing Process of Avocado Oil:

All Kinds of Oil Raw Material AvailableThe traditional production method of avocado oil is to slice and dry the avocado, press at high temperature, and then extract it with organic solvents. The process of slicing and drying is time-consuming and complicated, and high temperature pressing makes the bioactive substances in avocado, such as vitamin E, sterol, carotenoids, etc. lose a lot, destroy the oil cells, promote protein denaturation, and reduce oil viscosity. SIMEC hydraulic oil press adopts cold press, the nutrients in the oil are preserved completely, which is more in line with the needs of the human body.

Storage of Avocado Oil:

Unrefined avocado oil is easy to preserve, but not suitable for refrigeration. Because some of the compositions in avocado oil will precipitate due to low temperature, there is a slight turbidity phenomenon, and sometimes even sediment. Avocado oil will solidify at 0℃ and return to liquid form at room temperature.

Effects of Avocado Oil:

Avocado oil products are suitable for people with dry or aging skin, suffering from eczema, psoriasis. For skin damage caused by sunlight or climate, such as dehydration or malnutrition, the effect is very excellent. In addition, avocado oil has the function of regenerating the skin and softening the skin tissue. Avocado oil is easily absorbed by deep tissue and can effectively soften skin tissue, moisturizing effect is obvious, It can relieve eczema and psoriasis, so it is especially suitable for resisting skin aging.


Avocado oil manufactured by SIMEC client from Tanzania, the hydraulic oil press he uses is Model Hop50-280.

  1. Moisturizing

The biggest and most basic function of avocado oil is moisturizing, because it contains a lot of vitamin D and lecithin, there is no doubt in the role of moisturizing, avocado oil is particularly suitable for dry skin, long-term lack of moisture in the skin tends to lose its elasticity, and aging also comes with it. Avocado oil as a basic essential oil for skin care, its main effect is moisturizing, suitable for people with dry skin.

  1. Skin Whitening 

Avocado oil also has a certain degree of whitening effect, avocado oil mixed with lemon oil, chamomile essential oil, etc., can dilute the stain to achieve whitening effect.

  1. Slimming

Slimming effect of avocado oil is also popular. Using avocado oil to massage the body can help eliminate edema and help eliminate excess water in the body, so as to achieve the effect of slimming the body, often combines with essential oils such as rosemary, lemon, and cinnamon.

  1. Hypertension Preventing

Avocado oil contains unsaturated fatty acids that can help lower cholesterol and clear blood vessels, thereby preventing cardiovascular disease, especially for high blood pressure.


Skin surface softening, high penetration, relieve muscle relaxation, repair skin damage, moisturizing, softening and anti-wrinkle to prevent aging, skin moisturizing, treatment dermatitis, etc..

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World Avocado Oil Market Expectation

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Avocado Market in Mexico

Mexico is the world’s largest avocado producing country, it provides 45% of the international avocado market, the other major producers are Chile, Indonesia, United States, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil and Peru in that order. Mexican avocado production is concentrated in Michoacán state in west central Mexico, accounting for 92% of the country’s production of the crop.

Global warming affects a lot to the European olive orchards and the reduction of olive output making avocado a rising market requirement. Exports of avocado in Mexico increased more than 4-fold in the period from 2000 to 2011, avocado oil business will develops faster and better than the olive oil.

Mexican avocado oil exported to Europe are generally being used as raw material for cosmetic products, because of its very high skin penetration and rapid absorption. While in native, it is usually used for healthy cooking, because it is high in monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, and also an unusually high smoke point.


Avocado Oil Retail Prices in Mexico

Retail price of avocado oil is high, for example, generally a bottle avocado oil with 250ml capacity is over $3.75 USD, the 500ml price is over $6.32 USD.  But in Mexico, there are just a few companies which make avocado oil. Traditional processing method of avocado oil need to separate the fruit pulp, dry and extract the dried pulp with solvents at elevated temperatures. This processing method takes fussy steps and long time, some of the chemical characteristics would be changed by the high temperature.

SIMEC hydraulic oil press provides a new way for avocado oil extraction, fresh avocado fruits can be directly pressed by the equipment, saving the time of drying. Cold pressing technology maintain the health and freshness of avocado oil at maximum, and also greatly increase the hourly output of avocado oil, so manufacturers can get more economic benefits.

The following is the operation video of SIMEC avocado oil press:

Choosing the right equipment for avocado processing is of great meaning for avocado oil manufacturers to increase the production and economic efficiency. SIMEC can provide high quality avocado oil press as well as professional services for customers, please contact info@simecoilpress.com without hesitation to get the quotation!

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