More Cocoa; unveiling the benefits of Natural Cocoa Butter

You may have heard of Chocolate Spread, Hot Chocolate and GoldenTree Pebbles as cocoa based products loved by many, especially the Ghanaian population.

In recent times, you may have also picked a thing or two about cocoa from the news concerning cocoa farmers and initiatives being established towards their welfare by organizations like COCOBOD.

But is that all there is about the Cocoa Sector?

Are there other aspects of this sector that hasn’t been publicized enough?

If you do not know much about this golden crop called Cocoa, here is a simple description.

Cocoa is a cash crop cultivated in the Ghana’s forested areas such as Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western region.

Aside Ivory Coast, Ghana remains the second largest exporter of the cocoa bean.

Cocoa is harvested as a pod, in which lies the beans.

The beans undergo special treatments unique to Ghanaian cocoa farmers and remains the premium choice in the whole wide world.

Depending on the industry, semi finished products from cocoa beans can be useful to the food, cosmetics and energy sector.

Cocoa masse, cocoa butter and cocoa powder are examples of semi-finished products from the cocoa bean.

DID YOU KNOW !!!

1. Drinking a teaspoon of cocoa powder in warm water twice a day can significantly improve one’s health when made a habit.

2. Consuming chocolates with cocoa content of 70% and above provides one with appreciably amount of antioxidants which maintain healthy skin and heart.

3. You may be missing out on a healthy skin if you do not own a bar of natural cocoa butter.

Having a flawless skin can greatly improve one’s esteem and confidence. Our bodies are delicate and are often exposed to bad weather conditions and pollution.

Aside conditions such as rashes, eczema, etc, premature aging is sometimes as a result of prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun.

There are many cosmetic products in our markets, made with several ingredients some which are beneficial to the skin and others of health concerns.

In recent times where many are becoming more conscious on what they consume and apply on their body, a lot of natural products have gain prominence in the country.

Though these products usually cost relatively higher than the rest, it is still gradually taking over the market as customers are becoming more enlightened about their long term benefits.

You may have heard of Coconut oil and Shea butter as natural oils/fats good for the skin, but have you tried Natural Cocoa Butter?

Cocoa butter is a pale yellow liquid extracted from the cocoa bean during processing. At room temperature cocoa butter remains solid.

It is used as a food ingredient in baking, frying and chocolate making.

Cocoa butter has been reported to be used in the pharmaceutical industry as an ideal base for medicinal suppositories.

It is also used in the cosmetics industry in formulating skin and hair products. Due to its ability to melt around body temperature, natural antioxidant composition and fragrance, cocoa butter has become a popular ingredient used in body soaps, lotions and creams.

Cocoa butter when applied, forms a protective barrier over skin to lock in moisture. It also contains natural compounds which improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting skin from the harmful uv rays from the sun.

It is important to note, that to gain the full benefits from cocoa butter, always choose 100% unadulterated cocoa butter.

In Ghana, CPC is known as the leading processor of Ghana’s cocoa beans into semi-finished products one of which is the Portem 100% Natural Cocoa Butter.

The product comes in 25kg bulk pack and in 400g smaller pack sizes to enable big industries as well as SMEs and individuals to have access to the product.

Generally, the Ghanaian weather requires one’s skin to be adequately moisturized at all times. Applying cocoa butter on your skin and or adding it to your skincare products can boost and maintain a healthy supple skin.

Eight (8) reasons why natural cocoa butter is a must have in every home.

  1. Prevents Skin Dryness and Peeling
  2. Heals Chapped Lips
  3. Fights Signs of Aging
  4. Soothes Burns, Rashes and Infections
  5. Helps Treat Mouth Sores
  6. Makes a Great Shaving Cream
  7. Helps Improve Heart Health
  8. Raises Immunity

Beat the harmattan this season and stay moisturized all year with Natural Cocoa Butter.

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