Cocoa butter is a natural edible oil, usually derived from cocoa beans, and is one of the ingredients used to make chocolate and cocoa powder. Cocoa butter has light chocolate taste and aroma, solid temperature is below 27 ℃, and has the characteristics of solid and brittle. The melting point of cocoa butter is about 34 - 38 degrees Celsius, so chocolate is solid at room temperature and can quickly melt in the mouth.
Cocoa butter is one of the important materials for making real chocolate. The candy commonly known as white chocolate is made from cocoa butter instead of ordinary cocoa beans. During the chocolate manufacturing process, cocoa beans are shelled, roasted, and ground to form cocoa texture. Subsequently, the cocoa quality will be added by the chocolate manufacturer to make the final chocolate product.
In addition to being used in chocolate production, cocoa butter can also be used to make coffee, biscuits, desserts and other cakes. Cocoa butter is also one of the most stable edible oils known, and contains natural antioxidants, which can prevent deterioration and enable it to be stored for 2 to 5 years. Therefore, cocoa butter is also used in cosmetics, skin care products, drugs and other fields.
In general, cocoa butter is not only one of the necessary raw materials for making chocolate, but also an important ingredient widely used in food, medicine, cosmetics and other fields. Its unique aroma and characteristics make it one of the popular ingredients in food, medicine, and beauty products.