I checked, and there’s actually a bunch of information on how to do this already on the internet. Basically, you have to get the kernel out of the shell, then either cold-press or solvent-extract the oil from the kernel, which is about 14-20% oil.
How large a scale are you planning?
May 11, 2016 at 11:53 pm
right now i’m in the process of formulating my moisturizers so I’ve been buying it already processed but long term I have a farm in Jamaica that has a beefarm, mangos and other goodies. So if i can figure out the process then I can produce my own butter. I don’t really care about processing it into an oil at this point.
I’m feeling helpful, so I will pass on some information that I found on the web. Not too hard, just search for mango butter manufacturing process.
As far as I can tell, Mango Butter is the high-melt-point fraction of Mango Kernel Extract. Mango Oil is what’s left behind after you refine the Mango Butter out of the extract. So, saying you want the butter and not the oil is using the wrong terminology. Perhaps you meant that you want the extract?
Thank you Bobzchemist for all the wonderful information and help with defining the correct terminology for what I am looking to do. People are so sweet and helpful on this forum. Very much appreciated.