(Please double-check whether your ingredients list “butter” alone, or “shea butter.” Because of a limitation, this search engine may mistakenly return “butter” when “shea butter” is searched. Shea butter is vegan and is made from nuts from the African shea tree. Butter: (not vegan) also known as Butyrum, is primarily derived from cow’s milk, but also buffaloes, sheep, and goats. It is used as a spread or for cooking. Commercial butter contains about 80% butterfat.