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 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 sugar.
Besides the many health benefits that coffee offers when consumed in moderation, check out our latest post on the other benefits of sipping this delightful beverage: “Coffee and Weight Loss: The Guide to Using Coffee as a Fat Loss Strategy.”
What is Cocoa Butter?
The fatty portion of cocoa beans is used to make cocoa butter, a vegetable fat. 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 because the ingredient gives chocolate that melty creaminess that we love so much.
The production of cocoa butter doesn’t involve animal ingredients and is an excellent choice for vegans.
Benefits of Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is full of antioxidants (essential for your health), as well as vitamins and minerals such as copper, magnesium, vitamin E, and vitamin K. All things the body needs to function at optimum capacity.
Besides providing the body with nutrients 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, and protect your cells from damage.
Even though Cocoa butter is a rich source of healthy fats, it is still 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 straightforward 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 refers to products that are not derived from animals. Animal-free products (eating, using, or containing no food or other products derived from animals).
Q: What is Cocoa Butter?
The fatty portion of cocoa beans makes this particular vegetable fat. 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 full of polyphenol antioxidants.