Cocoa butter - the food of the Gods by the Ancient Incas ...

January 21, 2019

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One of the main ingredients of PROSVEGO carob sweets is cacao butter also known as cocoa butter. We have been receiving many questions about cacao butter. What exactly is it? Is it the same as chocolate? We will try to give a brief explanation of this matter here.

Cocoa butter is a type of vegetable fat that is extracted from cocoa beans. The other name for cocoa butter is Theobroma oil, which is a popular ingredient around the world. 

How is it produced?

Cocoa butter is a pure, stable fat that is pressed out of cacao beans. Since it is a vegetable fat, it is vegan and contains no dairy products, despite using the word “butter” in its name. Cocoa butter is usually extracted by the Broma process, letting the butter drip from roasted cocoa beans in a hot room. The beans are then ground into cocoa powder.

The difference between cocoa butter and cacao butter

In fact they are almost identical, but there are some slight differences between the two. Cacao butter is technically a raw food, while cocoa butter is not. A “cold-press” is used to extract cacao butter. However, the temperature is not really “cold” and will vary by manufacturer. Raw food can be heated at no more than 46°C (115°F). On the other hand, cocoa butter can be extracted at any temperature. Aside from the temperature used in processing, there are no other differences during manufacture. 

Health benefits

Due to its high nutritional content and exceptional benefits, cacao was believed to be the food of the Gods by the Ancient Incas.

The health benefits of cocoa butter are huge. It contains a bunch of antioxidant substances. They are oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid which suppress T-cell activity in our immune systems. This process can avoid inflammation. Consuming more cocoa butter in your diet along with doing exercise can help the body to fight certain medical conditions such as hypertension, depression, heart disease, cancer, and more. This is the perfect way to prolong your life.

Being an excellent source of antioxidants, it helps to nourish skin and manage hair. Rich in antioxidant properties, it neutralize free radicals, prevents signs of aging as well as environmental stress. It is loaded with enormous health benefits. The regenerative properties of cocoa butter help to provide natural beauty.

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