Cacao Butter (Organic)

R100 per 100g / R1,000 per kg
Cold-pressed Cacao Chocolate Butter - 100% Pressed Fats from Cacao Beans - Organically Grown

Note: Now in wafer discs, for easier use and measuring. Cacao butter is melted into disc moulds instead of being left as chunks.

Also called 'Cocoa butter'

Cacao butter is a type of natural fat that is extracted from the cacao bean. Cacao beans are the seeds of the cacao tree, which is native to Central and South America. The beans are processed to make cocoa powder and chocolate products, and cacao butter is extracted during this process.

Cacao butter is used in a variety of culinary applications, including making chocolate and baked goods. It is also used in cosmetics and skincare products because of its moisturizing and nourishing properties. Some potential health benefits of cacao butter include:

  1. High in healthy fats: Cacao butter is rich in healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  2. Source of antioxidants: Cacao butter is also high in antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals.

  3. Nourishing for the skin: cacao butter is a natural moisturizer and is often used in skincare products because of its ability to nourish and hydrate the skin.

  4. May improve brain function: Cacao butter contains compounds that may improve cognitive function, such as flavonoids and caffeine.

  5. May promote weight loss: Some studies suggest that cacao butter may help promote weight loss by increasing fat burning and reducing appetite.

It's important to note that cacao butter is high in calories and should be consumed in moderation as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Additionally, some people may be allergic to cacao or experience gastrointestinal discomfort from consuming cacao butter, so it's important to listen to your body and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

How to use

Combined with raw cacao paste or powder and your sweetener of choice, you can easily create your own healthy chocolates at home. Add a small chunk of cacao butter to warm drinks such as hot chocolate. As a stable saturated fat, it is a good choice of oil to use when cooking. You can also use it as a skin moisturiser or after-sun lotion.

Customer Reviews

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Great service and packaging

Wow! My cocoa butter arrived quickly within a few days of ordering, and I was super happy to find zero-waste packaging. The only thing that had to go into landfill was the courier's sticker on the front of the cardboard flyer bag. Their communication was also efficient and friendly. All in all, a great experience from start to finish.