Virgin Cocoa Butter 初壓可可脂 (保養品專用)
可可脂（cocoa butter），也称作“可可白脱”。可可脂是從西伯馬可可樹的種子中萃取。可可脂是在製作巧克力和可可粉過程中自可可豆获得的天然食用油，占可可豆的50% - 57%的重量，赋予了巧克力独特的入口即化的口感。主要成分是57%－64%的饱和脂肪酸（主要是硬脂酸和棕榈酸，以及少量的十烷酸、肉豆蔻酸、花生酸、月桂酸），29%－43%的单不饱和脂肪酸（主要是油酸）、0%－5%的多不饱和脂肪酸（亚油酸、亚麻酸），仅有痕量的可可碱与咖啡因。可可脂是由多种甘三酯作为基本组成成分，主要是约48%的1-棕榈酰-2-油酰-3-硬脂酸酯（POS），约26%的1,3-硬脂酰-2-油酸酯（SOS）和约12%的1,3-棕榈酰-2-油酸酯（POP）组成。可可脂只有淡淡的巧克力味道和香氣，是製作真正巧克力其中一項材料。一般稱為白巧克力的糖果便單是由它製成。
Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavor and aroma. Its best-known attribute is its melting point, which is just below human body temperature.
Cocoa butter is obtained from whole cocoa beans, which are fermented, roasted, and then separated from their hulls. About 54–58% of the residue is cocoa butter. Chocolate liquor is pressed to separate the cocoa butter from the cocoa solids. The Broma process is used to extract cocoa butter from ground cocoa beans. Cocoa butter is sometimes deodorized to remove strong or undesirable tastes.
Cocoa butter contains a high proportion of saturated fats, derived from stearic and palmitic acids. Cocoa butter, unlike cocoa solids, has no more than trace amounts of caffeine and theobromine. Cocoa butter is a major ingredient in practically all types of chocolates (white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate). This application continues to dominate consumption of cocoa butter. Cocoa butter can be found in most supermarkets, and the process of preparing small amounts of chocolate from cocoa butter and cocoa powder means that the practice of making chocolate at home has become relatively popular.
Pharmaceutical companies use cocoa butter's physical properties extensively. As a nontoxic solid at room temperature that melts at body temperature, it is considered an ideal base for medicinal suppositories.
Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known. This quality, coupled with natural antioxidants, prevents rancidity – giving it a storage life of two to five years. The velvety texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient properties of cocoa butter have made it a popular ingredient in products for the skin, such as soaps and lotions.
The moisturizing abilities of cocoa butter are frequently recommended for prevention of stretch marks in pregnant women, treatment of chapped or burned skin and lips, and as a daily moisturizer to prevent dry, itchy skin. Cocoa butter's moisturizing properties are also said to be effective for treating mouth sores. However, the largest clinical study regarding the effects of cocoa butter on stretch marks in pregnant women found that results were no different from a placebo.
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