Cacao beans are made of more than 50% of fats in 5 differents forms. After going through a certain process, the fat can be extracted and then called Cacao butter (the remaining material being the cacao powder).
Cocoa butter is also high in antioxidants making it a popular addition to smoothies for a fat boost and lends a luscious, aromatic richness when used in baked goods, hot chocolate and other warm drinks. As a replacement for dairy butter, cacao butter is important for vegan diets.
Cacao butter melts at body temperature and is excellent for our skin, making it an ideal add-in to massage oil, moisturizer, soaps and lotions. .
With a shelf life of 2-5 years, cocoa butter is a unique ingredient with many health benefits.