cocoa butter

variants: or less commonly

Definition of cocoa butter

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

Examples of cocoa butter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each bar is made with 70% dark chocolate derived from fair trade organic cocoa and cocoa butter, sweetened with low-glycemic fair trade organic coconut sugar, and flavored with fair trade organic bourbon vanilla beans. Bon Appétit, 27 Apr. 2022 The high fat content in this cacao powder—thank luscious cocoa butter for that—allows the raspberry, cream, and caramel flavors to shine. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 22 Apr. 2022 Shea butter, cocoa butter, strawberry butter, peanut butter. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, 1 Mar. 2022 Shim first paints a mold with temperamental cocoa butter, working layer by layer with small brushes. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Feb. 2022 Squalane, cocoa butter, vitamin E, and retinol—the gold standard component for skin rejuvenation—are all included. Essence, 17 Feb. 2022 Therapists will scrub your body with chocolate, cocoa butter and sugar to exfoliate the skin before using peppermint oil as part of a soothing massage. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 This conditioner is free of toxic chemicals like parabens and sulfates and instead features a unique cocoa butter and aloe juice combination. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 21 Jan. 2022 Protein comes from beans, peas and brown rice while cocoa butter, coconut oil and expeller-presses canola oil offer fat. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 25 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cocoa butter

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocoa butter was in 1868

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15 May 2022

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“Cocoa butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for cocoa butter

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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