Cacao butter is the oil content of Sevenhills Wholefoods’ premium Cacao bean, extracted when the beans are pressed, separating the butter from the Cacao paste. It contains several beneficial saturated fats such as Palmitic Acid. It is used primarily as an ingredient in chocolate, as well as being the core ingredient in some skin care products. It has a delicate chocolate flavour and a light texture, and when mixed with a lightweight oil, makes an interesting baking ingredient. In recent times, Cacao has attracted attention due to its nutritionally-rich profile, and the health benefits associated with its antioxidant content. In addition to supporting the body’s immune system, skin and hair, Cacao products have been known to reduce anxiety whilst simultaneously promoting alertness. A cup of cocoa can actually provide the same energy as a cup of coffee. Controversially, there is also evidence to suggest that a good number of the health benefits that are known to be contributed to cacao beans indicate a possibility that they could be a weight loss aid. Cacao butter wafers can be added to smoothies, desserts or used as a cooking ingredient. Cacao butter has also occasionally been known to be used as a natural moisturiser.
100% Organic Cacao Butter. Certified organic by the Soil Association and registered by the Vegan society. This product does not contain any substances causing allergies (Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination.