Our un-roasted cocoa/cacao butter is made from the highest quality Peruvian cocoa beans. Unroasted cocoa butter is obtained from whole cocoa beans which are fermented and cold pressed to separate the butter as opposed to the other cocoa butters we sell use heat to separate the butter from the powder. Cocoa butter that has not been fully roasted does not have the strong flavour and aroma associated with traditional roasted cocoa, however this does have a pleasant mild aroma.
Ecoandino cacao butter was one of the first cacao butters that was introduced into the UK kicking off the “raw” cacao phenomenon and many other’s who are selling this exact un-roasted cocoa butter are marketing it as ‘raw cacao butter.’ As pointed out in our blog post Can Cocoa Ever Be Truly Raw? the company that started the whole raw cacao craze in the UK was also actually marketing this un-roasted butter as raw. However, we do not sell it as raw as although un-roasted it is heated above 46 degrees as part of the pasteurisation process.
Note that cocoa and cacao mean the same thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_bean. A cocoa bean is a cacao bean whether roasted or not. Raw food marketers unfortunately promote the idea that cocoa is roasted and processed while cacao is raw when there is actually no difference. To avoid confusion we use cacao and cocoa when referring to our cocoa butters, whether they are roasted or not (raw). As this very product proves, calling it cacao does not make it raw!
For cocoa butter that has no smell please see our deodorised cocoa butter listing here.
Please note this cocoa butter comes in a small block. If you are looking for cocoa butter drops try our Organic Natural Cocoa/Cacao Butter Drops
This is our superb cocoa butter for creating fine chocolate. Although primarily used for making chocolate, it can be used in many other recipes and as an emollient for skin or for your own homemade beauty products.
100% Organic Unroasted Criollo Cocoa/Cacao Butter
Typical values per 100g:
Total Fat(g) 99.4, of which saturates(g) 65.2, Carbohydrates(g) 0.1,of which sugars(g) 0.0, Fibre(g) <0.1, Protein(g) 0.2, Salt(g) <0.1
Country of Origin: Peru