Raw Organic Cacao Powder

UNIT
250g

FROM
$31 NZD

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Cacao powder is made from the finest cacao beans and has a decadent and full-bodied chocolate flavour. The beans are extracted from the inside of the Cacao fruit, which contains both the beans (seeds) and a white pulp. The beans are separated from the pulp and left to ferment for 5-6 days. After fermentation, the beans go through a drying process below 40 C. The Cacao Beans are then husked and ground to produce Cacao Paste. During this process, part of the Cacao Paste is pressed to separate the Cacao Butter from what is now called the Cacao Cake. The Cake is then pulverized to become Cacao Powder.

PRODUCT ORIGIN

Peru
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Raw Organic Cacao Powder

UNIT
250g

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$31 NZD

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This single origin Organic Cacao Powder is made from the finest heirloom variety cacao beans. This certified Fair Trade cacao is grown and processed by small family collectives in the Amazon rainforests of Satipo, Peru. The pods are harvested and cracked open, before the beans are removed and fermented at a low temperature of around 45oC.

Unlike many other cacao powders, these beans are not roasted prior to grinding.  The skins are simply removed leaving the cacao nibs which are ground to liquor.  This liquor is then pressed to make this premium raw cacao powder.  Our Organic cacao powder has a rich, deep colour and a decadent full-bodied chocolate flavour and aroma. It is free of preservative and any artificial additives, and is non-GMO.


How to Use:

Cacao is a wonderful, natural way to add yummy chocolate flavour to beverages and recipes.  Organic Cacao is absolutely scrumptious as a hot or cold beverage. Mix a teaspoon or 2 with a little water or milk to make a paste; then add warm or cold dairy or nut milk of your choice. Try with a little coffee for a mocha, or dried chilli or orange extract for a taste sensation.

Add chilled coconut water and lots of ice for a cool milk free refreshment. Cacao powder is fabulous in chia puddings and smoothies, sprinkled over acai bowls or on ice cream sundaes. It is a star in many raw food goodies and can be used with coconut oil and cacao butter to create wonderful dairy free chocolates.

Replace chocolate powder or cocoa in any baking recipe – wonderful for brownies, cookies and cakes. As raw cacao has a much fuller flavour than many cocoa powders, you may wish to use less than usual. Or just enjoy the decadence of extra, natural chocolate yumminess.

Ingredients:

Raw Organic Cacao Powder.

Preservative Free, GMO Free, No Added Sugar. Paleo.

Allergens:

No known Allergens. This product may contain traces of Allergens.

Storage:

Store in an air tight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration recommended in warm climates.

Shelf Life:

Up to 18 months when stored as above. See Best Before date.

Cacao powder is made from the finest cacao beans and has a decadent and full-bodied chocolate flavour. The beans are extracted from the inside of the Cacao fruit, which contains both the beans (seeds) and a white pulp. The beans are separated from the pulp and left to ferment for 5-6 days. After fermentation, the beans go through a drying process below 40 C. The Cacao Beans are then husked and ground to produce Cacao Paste. During this process, part of the Cacao Paste is pressed to separate the Cacao Butter from what is now called the Cacao Cake. The Cake is then pulverized to become Cacao Powder.