The most common misconception about cocoa butter is that it is made from dairy simply because it contains the word “butter” in its name, when in fact cocoa butter is COMPLETELY dairy-free! So yes! Cocoa butter is a vegan-friendly way to improve your coffee. It is highly recommended because of its nutritional value and health benefits. Not to mention, cocoa butter is a much healthier choice, especially compared to creamer and sugars.
Besides the many health benefits that coffee has to offer, when consumed in moderation, check out our latest post on the other benefits on consuming this delightful beverage: “Coffee and Weight Loss: The Guide to Using Coffee as a Fat Loss Strategy”.
What is Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa butter is a type of vegetable fat that is derived from the fatty part of cocoa beans. The beans go through a process of being fermented, dried, roasted, and then pressed to get an ending result of a velvety block of cocoa butter.
You will find that people mainly use cocoa butter when producing chocolate due to the ingredient giving chocolate that melty creaminess that we love so much.
The production of cocoa butter doesn’t involve animal ingredients and is a great choice for vegans.
Benefits of Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is packed full of antioxidants (which are essential for your health), as well as vitamins and minerals such as copper, magnesium, vitamins E and vitamins K. All things the body needs to function at optimum capacity.
Besides providing the body with the nutrients it needs that may be hard to find in other foods, cocoa butter is known to lower blood pressure (in return strengthening your heart), support your immune system, protect your cells from damage.
Even though Cocoa butter is a rich source of healthy fats, it is still a pure fat. Be sure to consume it in moderation.
How to Use Cocoa Butter to Improve Your Coffee
Our favorite way, and perhaps the most simplest way, to enhance our coffee in the morning and to start by providing our body with essential nutrients to keep us going throughout the day, is by adding the following ingredients straight into our coffee:
- A couple of Wild Cocoa Butter Wafers
- A touch of grass-fed butter
- A dash of Organic Wild MCT Oil From 100% Coconuts
Commonly asked Questions
Q: What does “Vegan-Friendly” mean?
Vegan-friendly is referring to products that is not derived from animals. Animal free products (eating, using, or containing no food or other products derived from animals).
Q: What is Cocoa Butter?
It is a type of vegetable fat that is derived from the fatty part of cocoa beans. The beans go through a process of being fermented, dried, roasted, and then pressed to get an ending result of a velvety block of cocoa butter.
Q: What is Cocoa Butter made of?
From vegetable fat.
Q: Is Cocoa Butter better than creamer?
Absolutely! Cocoa butter is a rich source of healthy fats, that are full of polyphenol antioxidants.