The origin of coconut butter
Coconut butter is extracted from the nutritive tissue of coconut, the copra. This is the bright core of the coconut. The coconut, fruit of the coconut palm, gained importance in the 19th century. The largest cultivation area of the coconut palm lies in Indonesia, Philippines, and India. The coconut oil, coconut oil or coconut butter now covers part of the total vegetable oil requirement. Their consumption has doubled since 1980.
The production of coconut butter
Coconut butter is extracted from the pulp of the coconut. To do this, first, remove the peel, dry the pulp and then prune it to a homogeneous mass.
Application of coconut butter
Coconut butter is also called coconut fat. In contrast to coconut oil, coconut butter contains fibers. The coconut butter contains a very high content of saturated fatty acids. It is used in the kitchen, for confectionery, for the preparation of preparations for use in medicine and the cosmetics industry.
Coconut butter in cosmetics
Coconut butter has long been known as a foodstuff, but as a beauty care product. Already in antiquity one appreciated the effect of coconut butter for skin and hair care. The fat content provides a supple skin and gives the hair a natural glow.
As a food, it provides with its essential fatty acids and especially the linoleic acid for the maintenance of the health of the body.
Coconut butter for hair care
Since the coconut butter gives the hair a lot of moisture, you should regularly use a cure with coconut butter for dry, dull hair. This is done by rubbing the coconut butter in your hands until it melts, then massaging it into your scalp and hair. The coconut butter stimulates hair growth and even combats hair loss. It provides hair with food and makes it supple and shiny.
Coconut butter for skin care
Because the coconut butter has anti-inflammatory properties, it is an ideal remedy for treating acne and other skin inflammatory diseases. Their lauric acid destroys germs, viruses, and bacteria. The soothing effect of coconut butter also ensures that the itching in these skin diseases is suppressed.
Because coconut butter moisturizes the skin, minimizing age-related wrinkles, it is considered the perfect anti-aging agent. It forms a protective film on the skin that protects it from harmful environmental influences.
It is advisable to rub the skin after a warm bath or shower with coconut butter, as it liquefies by the body heat and then rubs it well.
Coconut butter in the kitchen
Like coconut oil, coconut butter is a popular fat in the kitchen for frying and cooking, even deep-frying, as it has a low melting point.
Its linoleic acid as unsaturated fatty acid is healthy for our body. Coconut butter as a substitute for conventional butter as a spread serves as a varied healthy alternative. It can be with coconut butter great decorations on cakes or desserts conjure, as they can work great in liquid state and contact with cold (ice), solidifies immediately.
Coconut butter in the industry
Coconut butter is used to produce special chocolates, such as ice cream confectionery. This chocolate should be stored in the fridge to feel the cooling effect of consuming the chocolate. Once in the mouth, this variety of chocolate melts very quickly due to the low melting point. Coconut butter is also used to make Toppis, Chocolate sauces, which solidify immediately on contact with ice and form a beautiful Chocolate top.
The ingredients of coconut butter
- Amino acids
- Vitamin E
- Linoleic acid (essential fatty acid)
- Triglycerides (neutral fats containing residues of unsaturated fatty acids)