Organic Raw Cacao Butter

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Description

Organic Raw Cacao Butter (raw chocolate in the making)

Cacao used to be reserved for people of importance or those with spiritual duties, hence its alias ‘food of the gods’.  Cacao butter is loved for its rich texture and nutritional power.  The beauty of this organic cacao butter is its ability to produce rich and creamy raw chocolate which will make you re-think chocolate all together.

Organic Cacao Butter is the fat extracted from the cacao bean, unlike cacao nibs and powder, the butter is mild tasting but has a rich chocolatey aroma.  If you want to try making your own chocolate then cacao butter is your starting point to the best texture and flavour.

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 butter and cacao powder are your building blocks.  Cacao powder is ground down from the bean and is a source of selenium which contributes to normal function of the thyroid and immune system.  They are high in a number of important nutrients including magnesium which is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue – a great reason to make raw chocolate!

Cacao butter has a melting point of around 36 °C so it is solid at room temperature but melts in the mouth – this makes chocolate made with cacao butter superior to those recipes made with coconut oil.

Looking for the best cacao powder for your chocolate?  When you roast cacao beans they take on a distinctive roasted flavour which makes for great tasting chocolates.  The gentle roasting process breaks down the phytates in the cacao beans, this makes it preferable to some people.  If you are in the roasted cacao camp then try our organic natural cacao powder.  All our cacao products are organic, GMO free and bursting with flavour.

Origin: Peru

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

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Nutritional Information

Organic Emmer Nutrition (cooked)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 3707kj/902kcal
Fat 100g
of which saturates 61g
of which mono-unsaturates 32g
of which poly-unsaturates 2.8g
Carbohydrate <1.0g
of which sugars <1.0
Fibre <0.5g
Protein 0.4g
Salt <0.1g
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Simple plant based chocolate:

Ingredients:

  1. 250g Forest Whole Food’s Cacao Butter
  2. 50g Forest Whole Food’s Natural Cacao Powder
  3. 100g Forest Whole Food’s Coconut Sugar
  4. Optional: vanilla essence, organic cinnamon powder, organic lucuma powder, organic goji berries.

 

Method:

  1. Blend the dry ingredients to combine and smooth them, then add them to a glass bowl.
  2. Melt the cacao butter in a bain marie style no higher than 40°C (use a thermometer for best results)
  3. Pour the melted butter into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir them for 10 minutes or so until the chocolate cools to about 25°C
  4. Put this back on the bain marie until has warmed to 30°C and then transfer it to your molds to cool for a few hours.
  5. Cool it in the fridge and plan your next chocolate recipe!
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Storage

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

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Family Tip

  1. We love making dairy free chocolate treats – making raw chocolate can be as easy or complicated as you like – if you don’t want to focus too much on a perfect firm texture at first, you can forget tempering and simply combine the ingredients and experiment.
  2. If you love technical preparations then you can go wild with chocolate and temper away with your thermometer at hand.
  3. The options are endless with adding dried fruit, nuts and flavours to your chocolate!