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Cocoa Butter Equivalents

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Cocoa Butter (CB) is an important constituent of chocolate formulation. it enjoys a very high status in the chocolate industry due to its property of remaining hard, moldable and brittle at room temperature and completely melting at the mouth temperature.

However, CB has its own disadvantages such as:

  • Low milk-fat tolerance.
  • Lack of stability at elevated temperatures.
  • Tendency to bloom.

Efforts were then made to find certain fats produced from tree borne oilseeds that have unique triglyceride combination consisting of the right proportion of POP, POSt and StOSt types of glycerides. These fats matched the properties of cocoa butter and could be blended with cocoa butter proportionately.

So, basically Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) are fats, which behave like cocoa in all respects and are able to mix with cocoa butter in any proportion without altering the melting rheological and processing characteristics of cocoa butter in all types of formulation. CBEs are non-mono-unsaturated triglycerides like cocoa butter.

Palm Oil is fractionated to produce middle-melting fractions rich in POP. So also, exotic fats such as Sal, Mango, Shea, Kokum etc. are fractioned to get triglyceride cuts in POS and SOS . A careful preparation and blending of these results in tailor-made fat that is equivalent to cocoa butter.

The principle advantages of incorporating CBEs are:

  • Reduction in the production cost of chocolate, as CBE’s are cheaper than cocoa butter.
  • Stabilizing influence on fluctuating price of cocoa butter.
  • Improves tolerance of milk-fat.
  • improves stability of chocolates in tropical climate.
  • Last nut not the least ,bloom control.

Demand of Cocoa Butter Equivalents:

Other than chocolates, these fats are also predominantly used for the production of compound coatings used for enrobing bakery and confectionary products where the coating forms 10% to 30% of the total weight of the enrobed products.

Manorama Industries offers CBEs produced from tree-borne oilseeds such as Sal, Mango, Kokum, Mahua (mowrah) and Dhupa.

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