Cocoa butter is an edible fat which is derived from cocoa beans. The cocoa beans are roasted, stripped and then pressed to separate out the fat called cocoa butter. It is pale yellow in color. Apart from that, it is used in various applications, including cosmetics, chocolates etc which are aside from its culinary uses.
Check the expiration date of cocoa butter on the label to make sure it has not expired. Avoid cocoa butter that is sold as white. Go for pale-yellow colored, aromatic cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter is high in fat which can lead to weight gain and even diabetes. Cocoa butter contains caffeine which can cause insomnia and headaches.(3)
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