cocoa butter

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Definition of cocoa butter

: a pale vegetable fat with a low melting point obtained from cacao beans

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Recent Examples on the Web Ingredients like cocoa butter, almond oil and olive oil are said to be helpful with maintaining elasticity as the belly stretches. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "This Black Mom Beautifully Embraced Her Stretch Marks In A Maternity Shoot," 6 Nov. 2019 They are made possible by new technologies that, for example, whip coconut oil and cocoa butter into tiny globules of white fat that give the Beyond Burger the marbled appearance of ground beef. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "How Do the New Plant-Based Burgers Stack Up? We Taste-Tested Them," 22 Oct. 2019 The company reformulated its product last summer, adding bits of coconut oil and cocoa butter that emulate the white fat flecks that give ground beef flavor and juice. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "Impossible vs. Beyond: We tested cook-at-home versions to see who makes a better vegan burger," 3 Oct. 2019 Formulated with avocado oil to hydrate, cocoa butter to soften, and shea butter to protect from further dehydration, this rich eye cream acts as the perfect barrier against the arid air in the cabin. Andrea Cheng, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Skin Care Routine For Your Next Flight: A Step-By-Step Guide," 30 Aug. 2019 Finally,, the truffle is spray painted with colors made with cocoa butter. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This Port Washington candy shop goes through more than 6,000 pounds of chocolate each year," 26 July 2019 The combinations frequently change, but one of her stellar creations is a small orb filled with milk chocolate ganache infused with Guinness and enrobed in dark chocolate, its exterior an inky colored cocoa butter. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "It’s time to enjoy Tick Tock Chocolates," 1 July 2019 The new product announcement comes a week after Beyond Meat introduced a new patty that uses coconut oil and cocoa butter to create a marbling effect to make the texture mimic real meat more closely. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Beyond Meat will start making 'ground beef'," 17 June 2019 For Atoma, designer Alexandra Genis created 3D models of spices’ molecular compounds using cocoa butter. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The most bizarre and brilliant projects from a Dutch design fair," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of cocoa butter

1868, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2019

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“Cocoa butter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cocoa butter

: a pale fat made from cocoa beans that is used in making chocolate and in various products (such as soaps and skin lotions)

cocoa butter

variants: or cacao butter

Medical Definition of cocoa butter

: a pale vegetable fat obtained from cacao beans that is used in the manufacture of chocolate candy, in cosmetics as an emollient, and in pharmacy for making suppositories

called also theobroma oil

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