Cacao fat separated from the cacao nib is called cacao butter. It's a 100% pure vegetable oil'high in both saturated (55-65%) and non-saturated fats (35-45%) and is the ingredient responsible for that velvety, melt-in-your-mouth feeling when eating chocolate, particularly the white and milk varieties. This food-grade fat doubles as an all-natural skin moisturizer with vitamins K and E, and has been noted for calming eczema and dermatitis.
Taste: Faint, unsweetened chocolate taste and aroma.
Valued for: Versatility.
Ingredients: 100% raw Criollo cacao butter (the world's finest bean variety.)
Our Source: Peruvian Amazon.
Grade: Certified organic.
Bonus: Preservative-free. Gluten-free. Non-irradiated.
How to Enjoy: Cacao butter + cacao paste + milk + sugar = chocolate! Use it as an alternative to coconut oil or other vegetable oil when cooking. Experiment by thinning some out with canola oil for your baking recipes to achieve that melt-in-your-mouth sensation. Grate a handful or two to drop in the bath for a healing soak; shave with it; or use it as a moisturizer for soft, hydrated skin, especially in the winter months! Cacao butter melts at body temperature so you can just rub it directly on your skin.
Store in a cool, dry place.