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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.
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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.
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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 country has not made much progress in developing cacao processing industry to produce cacao paste, cacao butter, and cacao powder.
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
The slow-poached beef short rib cooked in cacao butter, which had a very beefy flavor, paired exceedingly well with Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Cacao butter doesn't burn," she said, "compared with other forms of oil or butter."
134,107 84,058 Singapore 56,855 42,538 Malaysia 61,821 44,256 Brazil 25,949 18,622 Germany 13,792 12,780 China 16,406 12,049 Thailand 7,057 5,417 Canada 4,224 3,626 Cacao paste: 5,634 5,599 Philippine 1,760 734 Spain 1,100 393 Singapore 1,081 1,725 South Korea 446 678 Cacao butter: 32,072 55,438 U.S.A 13,091 23,590 Netherlands 5,291 8,165 Australia 2,631 5,156 Japan 2,641 4,232 Cacao power: 36,409 26,393 U.S.A 9,128 8,162 Spain 7,178 3,336 Philippine 3,245 1,849 Brazil 2,349 1,418 Belgium 1,830 1,118 China 1,134 680 Other: 5,758 6,836 Spain 1,277 900 China 682 1,206 Philippine 699 242 Total: 413,492 327,318 Source: CBS/Data Consult