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Once the berries are ripe, they fall from the tree and are gathered to be de-seeded. Once the seed(s) are removed from the center, the outer shell is dried in the sun. This outer shell is naturally saturated in a substance called Saponin which is a surfactant. Surfactants break the surface tension of the water and lift the dirt and grime away from your clothes, dishes, and much more! 

Last updated on Saturday, July 24, 2010 by Katie McIlveen