NOW 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Details
- Multi-Purpose Moisturizer
100% Pure Cocoa Butter is a natural moisturizer that's safe for use on even the most sensitive skin types. It is popular for sunburn, dry chapped skin, scar tissue and stretch marks. In its natural state, cocoa butter is solid at room temperature, and may vary in color and appearance. NOW® 100% Pure Cocoa Butter is food grade.
NOW 100% Pure Cocoa Butter FAQs
How is your Cocoa Butter made? Is it OK to use it in baking and chocolate recipes, and is it healthy?
Cocoa butter is mechanically pressed from roasted, winnowed, and milled chocolate liquor. Prior to pressing, the cocoa butter is centrifuged to remove any remaining solids. It is identical to the cocoa butter used in food products and is appropriate for any use, including baking. In fact, we obtain this ingredient from a producer of fine chocolate.
According to the International Cocoa Organization, “Cocoa butter is the fat that occurs in cocoa beans and is used in the manufacture of chocolate. Cocoa butter, like all fats, is composed of several fatty acids - approximately Palmitic acid 25%, Linoleic acid 3%, Stearic acid 35%, Oleic acid 35% and others 2%. Stearic and palmitic acids are saturated fatty acids, oleic is a monounsaturated fatty acid and linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid.
Research has shown that cocoa butter does not raise cholesterol as might be predicted by its saturated fatty acid content, because of the neutral effects of stearic acid on blood cholesterol levels. Unlike palmitic or other saturated fats, stearic acid does not raise blood cholesterol. Forty years of research have shown that cocoa butter has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol.”
Cocoa butter is also prized as a healthy oil for the skin and scalp.
To soften, scoop out and rub NOW 100% Pure Cocoa Butter vigorously in between clean hands until the desired texture has been reached. Use as a daily moisturizer, and reapply to skin as needed.
In its natural state, cocoa butter is solid at room temperature, and may vary in color and appearance. NOW® 100% Pure Cocoa Butter is food grade.
This product is naturally hard and color/texture will vary depending on temperature.
This product will melt at high temperatures and become solid again when cool. This is natural and may affect the appearance, but will not harm the quality of the product. If hard, it can be softened by placing in a pan of hot water for 30 minutes or microwave for a few seconds.
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Warning : This jar contains a foil seal. Do not place this jar directly in microwave. Before microwaving, scoop out desired amount and place in a microwave-safe container. Allow time to cool before applying.