SOAP NUT(Sapindus trifoliatus and Sapindus mukorossi)

The soap nut (Sapindus trifoliatus and Sapindus mukorossi), which originates from India, has been used as a vegetable detergent in everyday life since time immemorial. After ten years, the tree produces its first fruits: orange-coloured, sticky nuts, which are harvested in September. After drying, the fruits are red-brown to dark brown and no longer sticky. Only the shells are used, which contain up to 15% wash-active saponins, whereby the quality is determined by the harvest time and the age of the tree.