Organic Cacao Butter Chunks (CACAO GOLD) 250g
Cacao Butter is the edible natural fat of the chocolate bean, cold pressed to retain its nutritional properties and exquisite natural aroma and flavour. It’s traditionally been used as a rich natural moisturiser; for soothing nappy rash; in organic- based cosmetics like lipstick and balm, and in luxury soapmaking.
It takes 2.5 – 3 pounds of beans to make just one pound of cocoa butter. Most cocoa butter is extracted at high heat, sometimes using solvents, thus destroying the Vitamin E content and often has pesticide residue, but not this one!
‘Good’ saturated fats are important for overall health and required by the body for skin and hair quality.
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.
Some common questions…
1. What does it taste like?
Cacao butter is generally tasteless, but with a delicious chocolate aroma.
2. Occasionally the Cacao Butter has a white-ish film around the outside – why is that?
Cacao butter is a very stable product with long shelf life, even stored above room temperature.
When the cacao butter is melted and poured into tubs, there can be subtle humidity or aeration variations that lead to a thin film of microscopic ‘bubbles’ forming on the surface, which give an opaque white-ish appearance….though rare, this is a completely natural occurrence.
- Energy (kj): 3600
- Protein (g): 0
- Fat Total (g): 100
- Fat Saturated (g): 57.1
- Carbohydrate (g): 0
- Sugars (g): 0
- Sodium (mg): 0