Cacoa butter (theobroma cacao)


Wat is cacoa butter?

Cocoa butter, also known as Theobroma cacao, is a natural fat extracted from cocoa beans. This plant-based fat is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, making it a popular choice in the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. Cocoa butter is known for its delightful fragrance, creamy texture, and versatile applications. Its melting point is around body temperature, making it ideal for use in various products.

Vat                              Box

CAS                             8002-31-1

INCI-name              Theobroma cacao

Technical  Cosmetic              Farmaceutical  Food                   


How is theobroma cacao made?

The production process of Theobroma cacao begins with the cocoa beans, which are harvested from the cacao tree. These beans are fermented and dried before being transported to the factory. In the factory, the beans are roasted, during which the shell is removed and the core remains. This core, also known as nibs, is ground to form cocoa mass. The cocoa mass is then pressed to separate cocoa powder and cocoa butter. The cocoa butter is further filtered and purified to remove impurities and ensure the high quality required for various applications.

The function of cacoa butter

Cocoa butter, also known as Theobroma cacao, has numerous beneficial properties. It is rich in vitamins E and K, both of which contribute to healthy skin. Thanks to the presence of antioxidants, cocoa butter helps combat free radicals, which prevents skin aging. Additionally, cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer, penetrating deeply into the skin and providing long-lasting hydration. These properties make cocoa butter ideal for use in creams, lotions, and lip balms.

Theobroma cacao in various industries

The versatility of Theobroma cacao makes it a valuable ingredient in various industries.

In the food industry, cocoa butter is used in the production of chocolate and other confectionery due to its unique melting properties and rich flavor. It gives chocolate its characteristic texture.

In the cosmetics industry, cocoa butter is valued for its moisturizing and skin-softening properties. It is often added to skincare products such as creams, body butters, and lip balms.

Additionally, cocoa butter plays a role in the pharmaceutical industry, where it is used as a base for suppositories and as an ingredient in medicinal ointments due to its stable and safe nature.

In the technical industry, cocoa butter is used as a lubricant and in specialized applications because of its unique physical properties.


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At Chempri, we specialize in the production and supply of oleochemicals and their derivatives, including cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao). Our products are manufactured at our state-of-the-art production facility and can be customized to meet the specific needs of our customers.

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