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the·o·bro·ma oil

the fat obtained from the wasted seed of Theobroma cacao (family Sterculiaceae); contains glycerides of stearic, palmitic, oleic, arichidic, and linoleic acids; used as a base for suppositories and ointments and, in operative dentistry, as a lubricant and protective.

cocoa butter

n.
A yellowish-white fatty solid obtained from cacao seeds and used as an ingredient in cosmetics, tanning oils, chocolate, and soap. Also called cacao butter.

cocoa butter

(kō′kō″)
Theobroma oil; the fat obtained from the roasted seed of Theobroma cacao. It is used as a base in suppositories and as a topical skin lubricant.
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The import duties imposed by importing countries on cacao butter and cacao paste are quite high.
Table--1 Exports of cacao products, 1997-2001 Types of product 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Cacao beans 219,852 278,146 333,695 333,619 364,032 294,991 382,502 296,484 233,052 323,557 Cacao paste 7,724 9,955 9,555 5,634 10,424 19,759 6,446 8,452 5,599 9,220 Cacao butter 24,824 29,880 28,365 32,072 30,944 88,999 96,137 72,023 55,438 78,570 Powdered cacao 9,901 12,587 34,496 36,409 37,632 5,596 7,074 24,946 26,393 27,214 Other 3,969 4,237 5,648 5,758 6,161 10,412 15,491 5,112 6,836 5,675 Tota1 266,270 334,805 411,760 413,492 438,775 419,757 507,650 407,017 327,318 444,236 Source: CBS/Data Consult
2: In the battle for delicious rewards, confidence and information about the quality of cacao beans and cacao butter can be a cook's best friend.