In its original form, raw cacao 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.
Ecoideas Cacao butter is available in 227g and 454g bags. It is also available in chip form, making it perfect for baking. Like all Ecoideas superfoods, it comes in a certified biodegradable bag. The Granary is happy to work with companies like Ecoideas that value the environment and make sustainable business practices one of their core values.
What is Cacao Butter?
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. At room temperature, this oil solidifies just like coconut oil. But when it’s applied to your skin, cacao butter melts like a lotion and is quickly absorbed into your pores for instant moisturizing. But you can also eat cacao butter to reap its many health benefits.
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. While cocoa butter does have hints of chocolate flavor, the texture is more like coconut butter and coconut oil combined.
It’s also typically used as a dairy-free substitute for grass-fed butter.
Ecoideas cacao supplier supports the farmers in Peru by helping with training programs to obtain food safety and quality certifications. Its main objective is to increase the quality and quantity of organic and sustainable cocoa production to improve the standard of living of small farmers.
The program began in 2008 and has consolidated a positive impact in the life of more than 5000 cocoa farmers. Also it has established a positive environmental impact and the sustainable development of the area of intervention.
- Certified Organic & Fair trade
- Rich in healthy fatty acids
- High in antioxidants
- For culinary and topical use
- Pressed at low temperature
- Great for making chocolate bars and drinks