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Cocoa beans, powder and butter

Property Cocoa Beans Cocoa Powder Cocoa Butter
Color Dark brown Dark brown Pale yellow
Size Varies, approximately 1-3 cm in length Fine powder Solid blocks or wafers
Texture Rough, hard exterior Fine and smooth texture Solid and smooth
Melting Point Approximately 34-38°C N/A Approximately 34-38°C
Fat Content Approximately 50-60% Low fat content Approximately 50-60%
Moisture Content Approximately 5-7% 2-4% Approximately 0.2-0.5%
pH Level 5.0-6.0 6.8-7.2 4.5-6.0
Aroma Earthy, chocolatey Rich chocolate aroma Mild chocolate scent
Shelf Life 1-2 years (properly stored) 2-3 years (properly stored) 2-3 years (properly stored)
Solubility Insoluble in water Soluble in hot liquids Insoluble in water
Usage Roasting, grinding, and processing into various chocolate products Baking, beverages, desserts, confectionery Chocolate-making, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals