Organic Raw Cacao Nibs

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Description

Organic Raw Cacao Nibs (aka: Food Of The Gods)

Cacao is often referred to as ‘food of the gods’ and used to be reserved for people of importance or those with spiritual duties.  This is due to its rich taste and nutritional power, particularly the coveted theobromine.  The beauty of these nibs is in their simplicity: raw and natural.  These will make you re-think chocolate all together.

Organic Cacao Nibs are fermented at low temperatures and then dried gently in the sun, the careful processing means they never get warmer than 40°C.  Regular cacao products are roasted at high temperatures but raw cacao is always processed with controlled fermentation and drying.  Keeping the cacao at strictly low temperature preserves the enzymes and nutrients in the beans.

When you roast cacao beans they take on a distinctive roasted flavour which makes for great baking.  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.  We also stock organic raw cacao powder.  Whether you choose raw or roasted, neither is alkalized and all our cacao products are organic, GMO free and bursting with flavour.

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.

These tasty nibs can be used in gourmet trail mix, sprinkled on porridge or used in raw desserts.  They are 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 more cacao based foods!

Origin: Peru

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

Nutritional Information

Organic Raw Cacao Nibs are high in Copper and a source of Magnesium and Manganese (per 28g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving (28g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 1943kj/464kcal 23.20% 544kj/130kcal 6.50%
Fat 42.9g 61.29% 12g 17.14%
of which saturates 25g 125% 7g 35%
Carbohydrate 35.7g 13.73% 10g 3.85%
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 32.10g 9g
Protein 14.3g 28.60% 4g 8%
Salt 0mg
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving (28g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Iron 3.9mg 27.85% 1.09mg 7.80%
Magnesium 229mg 61.06% 64.12mg 17.09%
Phosphorus 321mg 45.86% 89.88mg 12.84%
Potassium 750mg 37.50% 210mg 10.50%
Manganese 1.9mg 95% 0.53mg 26.60%
Zinc 3.2mg 32% 0.90mg 8.96%
Copper 1.8mg 180% 0.50mg 50%

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 in the refrigerator.

Family Tip

  1. 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.
  2. 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.