Organic Natural Cacao Powder

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Description

Organic Natural Cacao Powder is perfect for baking.

Organic Natural Cacao Powder is ground down from gently roasted nibs to produce powdered chocolate in its purest form.  The beans are fermented and roasted in a careful process which helps to break down the phytates and gives them a full roasted flavour – this makes for delicious cakes.

Cacao is often referred to as ‘food of the gods’ due to its rich taste and nutritional power. Cacao is a complex food containing over 300 chemically distinct compounds and is particularly rich in plant poly-phenols.  The most beneficial of these plant extracts are called flavonoids which have an antioxidant action in the body.

Most regular chocolate choices have milk, sugar and other additives thrown in to preserve it, so if you like the idea of making your own natural versions then cacao powder is a perfect starting point.

This delicious powder can be used in baking, homemade chocolates and smoothies.  It is a source of selenium which contributes to normal function of the thyroid and immune system.  It is high in a number of important nutrients including magnesium which is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue – a great reason to make more cacao based foods!

If you want a recipe to get started why not try this chocolate smoothie bowl recipe.

Origin: Ghana

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Organic Natural Cacao Powder is high in fibre, manganese and is a source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium (per 20g serving).

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving (20g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 995kj/228kcal 11.4% 50kj/46kcal 2.3%
Fat 13.7g 21% 2.74g 4%
of which saturates 8.1g 40% 1.62g 8%
Carbohydrate 57.9g 19% 11.58g 4.5%
of which sugars 1.8g 2% 0.36g
Fibre 33.2g 133% 6.64g 26%
Protein 19.6g 39% 3.92g 8%
Salt 21mg 1% 4.20mg 0.17%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving (20g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.83% 0.02mg 0.17%
Vitamin K 2.5mcg 3.33% 0.50mcg 0.67%
Thiamin (B1) 0.1mg 9.09% 0.02mg 1.81%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 14.28% 0.04mg 2.85%
Niacin (B3) 6.8mg 68% 1.36mg 13.6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6% 0.02mg 0.01%
Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg 3% 0.06mg 0.01%
Iron 13.9mg 99.28% 2.78mg 20%
Magnesium 499mg 133.06% 99.80mg 26.61%
Calcium 128mg 16% 25.60mg 3.2%
Phosphorus 734mg 104.85% 146.80mg 20.97%
Potassium 1524mg 76.20% 304.80mg 15.24%
Manganese 3.8mg 190% 0.76mg 38%
Zinc 6.8mg 68% 1.36mg 13.6%
Copper 3.8mg 380% 0.76mg 0.76%
Selenium 14.3mcg 26% 2.98mcg 0.54%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  • We love making dairy free chocolate treats – watching our toddler eat banana chocolate mousse full of avocado, fresh banana and naturally good cacao powder is great for our conscience.
  • If you love chocolate cake then this is the best chocolate source to use to flavour your recipes – nutrient rich and bursting with rich chocolate flavour.