- — Kosher, Raw, Vegan
Being super versatile and filled with healthy benefits, Cacao butter is successfully used in medicine, cosmetology, and cooking. With several unique qualities, it becomes irreplaceable in chocolate manufacture too.
Cacao Butter, also known as Cocoa Butter, is the pure, cold-pressed oil of cacao bean. Once cacao beans are harvested, they are cleaned, roasted, and peeled. Then they are crushed into cacao nibs, which are then cold pressed into a liquid known as cacao liquor. After that, cacao liquor is squashed into cacao fat. Note that to obtain Raw Cacao Butter, all that production process doesn’t exceed 46 degrees Celcius.
It is not a secret that cacao butter is rich in oleic acid which helps to reduce cholesterol levels. It is also filled with vitamins A, B, C, E, F, and minerals including Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, and Calcium. Plus consisting of no caffeine, this superfood can support the nervous system and blood circulation. With Omega-3 and Omega-6 present, Cacao Butter is used to slow down the natural aging process and improve vision. Having almost no protein and carbs and being naturally free of dairy, eggs, honey, and other animal products, Cacao Butter is a perfect product for Keto and Vegan diets.
Cacao butter has a creamy color; its scent resembles milk with a pronounced chocolate note. It carries a pleasant mild taste with a hint of chocolate. With that in mind, you may use cocoa in your homemade baked goods instead of regular dairy butter. Cacao butter often becomes a fatty base for cooking cakes, muffins, rolls, and numerous pies. Cocoa butter can also be added to milk cereals, puddings, and drinks. In addition, this product is a great substitute for coconut oil as Cacao Butter can be used for skin creams, skin masks, hair scrubs, and aftershave, and lip balms. For cacao butter to preserve all its properties, it’s important not to heat it too much.
Storage recommendation: Edible Cacao Butter does not require refrigeration, just keep it in a cool, dark place.