What is Cacao Butter?

Cacao grows on tropical trees and is native to Central and South America. It is the main ingredient in chocolate, but it is increasingly consumed for its nutritional value as well as its taste.
Cacao beans grow in green pods, which are hand-picked from the tree and the flesh surrounding the beans is then allowed to ferment away. This enhances the bean’s unique flavour and reduces their bitterness. The beans are then broken into small pieces, or nibs. These are then ground into a paste that is pressed to extract the butter.
Cacao is high in magnesium, which supports the nervous system and reduces tiredness, stress and fatigue. It also has a high antioxidant content, which is known to help fight off the effects of ageing, by reducing oxidative-stress cell damage.
Cacao butter is an easy way to incorporate healthier fatty acids into your diet and is a key ingredient in homemade chocolate recipes.
Cacao is a source of calcium, copper and manganese, which support digestive and cardiovascular health. It is also high in magnesium, which supports the nervous system and reduces stress, tiredness and fatigue.
Cacao is known for its antioxidant content, and these properties are thought to help fight off the effects of ageing, by reducing oxidative-stress cell damage.
Chocolate has a reputation of being fattening but cacao butter is made up of healthy fats.
Cacao Butter can be added to smoothies, desserts or used as a cooking ingredient.
This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the suggested use. Store your cacao butter in a cool, dry place.