Journal Edition sofw journal 11-2023

Abstract

Cocoa butter is very popular as an ingredient in cosmetic products. However, cosmetic cocoa butter is often offered in food quality, which tightens the market supply. At the same time, large parts of the cocoa crop are discarded due to diseases, even though the plant produces particularly interesting ingredients while combating diseases. These ingredients could provide valuable properties for cosmetic products as protein or secondary plant metabolite extracts or cocoa butter and would be safe to use. This will create a second raw material stream that will relieve the supply of food-grade raw materials and provide many other dermatological and environmental benefits.

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