- Wafers made from the oil of premium quality cacao beans from South America
- Used as an ingredient for chocolate, baking and in skin care products
- Contains beneficial saturated fats
- 100% pure, UK Soil Association certified Organic, Vegan Society registered, allergen free, gluten free
- Sevenhills Wholefoods products are widely recommended by the press, including the BBC Good Food Magazine, with Cacao Butter featured in Vegan Food & Living Magazine
Organic Cacao Butter. Cacao, or Cocoa, is an evergreen tree, which grows naturally in tropical climates around the world. It has for centuries been central to diets in its native areas. In recent times it has attracted attention because of its nutritional content and health benefits associated with its antioxidants. Cacao butter is the oil content of the cacao bean. It contains several beneficial saturated fats such as Palmitic Acid. It is used primarily as an ingredient in chocolate, as well as a core ingredient in skin care products. It has a delicate chocolate flavour and a light texture. When mixed with a lightweight oil it makes an interesting baking ingredient.
Sevenhills Wholefoods source their beans from South America, and only those of a premium variety. Its seed pods are harvested by hand. They are broken apart and left until the soft flesh surrounding the bean has fermented and run off as liquid. The fermentation process affects the taste of the beans, which lose some bitter flavours. The beans are washed, cleaned, dried, then peeled and broken into small pieces (nibs). The nibs are pressed to extract the fat content, or butter. This is filtered, decanted into a mould and cooled.
Recommended use: add to smoothies, desserts or use as a cooking ingredient. It can also be used as a natural moisturiser.
Why buy from Sevenhills Wholefoods? Sevenhills Wholefoods source Superfoods of the highest quality and the best prices. Working closely with local farmers, ensuring local communities can flourish and in turn improving the lives of the farmers and their families. Sevenhills Wholefoods is committed in supporting a variety of charities worldwide.