Organic Raw Cacao Powder

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Description

Organic Raw Cacao Powder is perfect for raw desserts and chocolates.

Organic Raw Cacao Powder is fermented at low temperatures and then dried gently in the sun. The careful processing means it never gets 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 cacao beans are roasted they take on a distinctive roasted flavour which makes for great baking.  The gentle roasting process also breaks down the phytates in the cacao beans which makes it preferable to some people.  If you are in the roasted cacao camp then try our organic natural cacao powder.  Whether you choose raw or roasted, neither is alkalized. All of our cacao products are organic, GMO free and bursting with flavour.

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.

If you want a recipe to get started try this delicious, tried and tested Raw Cacao Cups Recipe.

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. 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 raw desserts, 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!

Origin: Peru

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

Nutritional Information

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

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving (20g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 995kj/228kcal 199kj/45kcal
Fat 13.7g 2.74g 4%
of which saturates 8.1g 1.62g 8%
Carbohydrate 57.9g 11.58g 4.5%
of which sugars 1.8g 0.36g
Fibre 33.2g 6.64g 26%
Protein 19.6g 3.92g 8%
Salt 21mg 4,20mg
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving (20g) % Reference intake (RI) per serving
Iron 13.9mg 2.78mg 20%
Magnesium 499mg 99.80mg 26.61%
Phosphorus 734mcg 146.80mcg 20.97%
Potassium 1524mg 304.80mg 15.24%
Manganese 3.8mg 0.76mg 38%
Zinc 6.8mg 1.36mg 13.6%
Copper 3.8mg 0.76mg 0.76%
Selenium 14.3mcg 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:

  1. We love making dairy free chocolate treats, especially raw chocolates.
  2. If you like making energy balls or smoothies then this raw cacao will be perfect.