ASBI Analytical Testing and Grading Services

Since 2002, ASBI has been the leading international provider of analytical shea butter testing and grading services, from advanced R&D research projects to routine quality tests.  ASBI analytical services are provided by trained chemists, material scientists, technicians and laboratory management with over 20 years of relevant industry knowledge and experience.

Shea Laboratory Analysis includes:image0031 ASBI Analytical Testing and Grading Services

  • Physical Assessment of Shea
  • Chemical Assessment of Shea
  • Moisture Content
  • Toxin, Metal, and Containment Testing
  • Microbiological Analysis
  • Peroxide Values
  • Fatty Acid Profile
  • Rancidity Values
  • Shelf Life Studies

Optional Testing and Analysis Services:

  • NMR Melting Profile
  • Pesticide Residue Testing
  • Solid Fat Profile
  • Triglyceride Profile

QUALITY GRADING OF SHEA BUTTER

The knowledge of Quality-Grade for a given batch of Shea Butter has unparalleled value for everyone engaged in the shea butter value chain.  During Grade Analysis a number of tests are performed to determine the level of bio-active ingredients and overall quality issues. Based on the test results your Shea will be Graded and scored. To learn more about testing procedure and how to send your butter for testing. 

HOW TO SEND A SAMPLE FOR TESTING

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Buyers or Sellers desiring Grading Analysis should forward a sample to the American Shea Butter Institute. 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT SHEA SAMPLES FOR TESTING