Organic Cacao Powder
Our Organic Cacao powder is the delicious product of Peruvian grown and pressed un-roasted cacao beans. This process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao whilst removing the fat (cacao butter). It is the highest quality and excellent for baking cakes, biscuits or puddings, as well as using in raw food or for delicious hot chocolates or smoothies
Please Note: This cacao is what is considered ‘raw’, however, due to the pressing involved in processing the bean, no cacao powder is completely raw as the pressing process always generates a small amount heat. This is the same cacao that many in the industry call ‘raw’.
Interesting Facts about Cacao:
Cacao trees are generally harvested twice a year even though they can flower and fruit all year round.
Hybrid cacao trees from the Upper Amazon are known to produce the most fruit from the earliest age.
What is the difference between Cacao and Cocoa?
Cocoa is the word that refers to the cacao once it has been heated. It is generally referring to the powdered form of the plant, and has been exposed to higher temperatures than cacao powder has.
Is Cacao Addictive:
Cacao contains a few substances that trigger a physiological addiction. The addictive nature comes largely from the alkaloids it contains, which are also responsible for the bitter flavour. Theobromine, a euphoriant, and to a lesser degree, caffeine, a stimulant also contribute to the addictive properties.
Country of Origin
Product of Peru
Cacao powder is a rich source of magnesium and iron as well as cell-protecting anti-oxidants. Cacao powder also contains good levels of the minerals phosphorus, potassium, manganese and copper.
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|Nutritional Information – Organic Cacao Powder|
|Fat, Total (g)||10.2|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||6.6|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||26.7|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||–|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
100% organic cacao powder
No known allergens. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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