Cocoa butter (CB) is an important ingredient in chocolate and other confectionery products. There is an
increasing demand for chocolate products and as the price of CB is high and the supply uncertain and
variable, alternatives such as cocoa butter equivalent (CBE) should be found. Commercial and low cost
vegetable oils can be modified to valuable products through enzyme catalyzed modifications.The fatty acid
(FA) composition on TAG backbone is the most important property of the starting oil. Free fatty acids (FFA)
can be used in these types of reactions. As for CBE production the sn-2 position, containing oleic acid,
needs to remain unchanged, a 1,3 specific enzyme is used for that purpose.