Organic Raw Cacao Butter
Cacao Butter is one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants which prevent rancidity and allow a long storage life of two to five years. Pure Cacao Butter also has the wonderful property of nourishing skin and helping diminish burn marks. It also helps to make scars less visible over a period of time.
Country of Origin
Cacao Butter is an important component of chocolate. The first stage in processing Cacao is to grind the Cacao Beans to form a uniform paste. This paste has a natural fat content of roughly 50%. This fat is then separated from the Cacao Paste to obtian pure Cacao Butter. The expert chocolatier will mix Cacao Paste and then add pure Cacao Butter to create different textures. The end result is an exquisite molded product that remains firm until dissolved in the mouth.
We all know the myth that 'fat is bad for you' - in fact 'good' saturated fats are important for overall health and required by the body for skin and hair quality, hormonal regulation and fertility - and are irrelevant to cholesterol and weight gain.
Cacao Butter is a good source of Vitamin E (beta- and gamma- tocopherols) and has a unique composition including the essential fatty acids Omega-6 and monounsaturated Omega-9 (oleic acid, like olive oil) as well as stearic acid - an unusual fat in that it neither increases nor decreases blood cholesterol.