Cocoa is known since ancient times, the Mayans considered it to be sacred and used in ritual ceremonies, the Aztecs considered cocoa to be the gift from the gods. Cocoa oil extraction technology was developed in the 19th century.
Cocoa oil is dense vegetable fat, received by roasted and peeled chocolate cacao tree seeds pressing. It is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.
Cocoa butter contain triglycerides mixed with fatty acids: oleic, stearic, lauric, palmitic, linoleic, beta-carotene, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, H, PP vitamins, along with potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, iron, sulfur, iodine, phosphorus and sodium.
Cocoa butter has regenerating, anti-inflammatory, coating, antitussive, analgesic therapeutic action. Under regular use, cocoa oil strengthens blood vessels and prevents atherosclerosis development, varicose veins, improves cerebral blood circulation, reduces the risk of cancer, heart attack risk.