*Raw Cacao Butter, 16oz
16 in stock
Our truly raw organic cacao butter is an excellent moisturizer and has a wonderful texture. Cacao butter also has antioxidant properties due to tocopherols as well as certain polyphenols that suppress free radicals and soothe skin irritation. As with our other butters, our cacao butter is produced without any harsh chemicals and has not been refined in any way. Our cacao butter has NEVER been heated above 112 degrees F at any time of the pressing. Therefore, it retains all its natural healing and preventative properties. In addition, it has a lovely natural chocolate mocha scent which goes well with our raw cacao powder and in desserts. The fat that occurs naturally in raw cacao beans gives chocolate its distinctive smoothness and “melt-in-the-mouth” texture. Research has shown that cacao butter, despite its high saturated fat content, does not raise blood cholesterol levels as other saturated fats do. This is due to its high stearic acid content. Stearic acid, one of the principal fatty acids in cacao butter, has been found to be used in the body differently, in that it may reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, known as bad cholesterol, in the blood.