What is Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa Butter comes from cacao beans which grow on the Theobroma cacao tree. These cocoa beans are the same ones that produce chocolate and cocoa powder. To make the butter, cacao beans are cold pressed to extract the oil — similar to olives and olive oil. Instead of olive oil, however, you get theobroma oil. It’s commonly used to make chocolate — it’s the fatty emulsifier that blends cacao nibs, milk solids, and sugar together — and what gives chocolate that melt-in-your-mouth, silky quality.
Natural, no carb and has many health benefits including:
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and death
- Reduced diabetes and stroke risk
- Decreased inflammation
Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Cocoa Butter?
Minimal – may cause digestive issues
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