Cacao beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and source of all chocolate and cocoa products. Our raw Nibs are from the best tasting premium criollo variety and are simply the shelled and crushed chocolate beans. The Mexican Mayan kings drank up to 30 pure chocolate drinks a day to maintain their vigour and valued the bean so highly that it was used as money.
Theobroma cacao literally means "Food of the Gods". Chocolate has 400 distinct flavour compounds – that's 200% more than any other food!! The exotic flavoured ‘criollo' variety represents only 1% of world production and is usually the highest priced in international commodity markets. Raw Cacao products are a source of beta-carotene, amino acids (protein), Omega-3 EFA's, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur, potassium, and one of the best food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium – now you know why women crave chocolate every month!
Suggested Uses: All the work has been done for you! Eat as is or grind with coffee, add to smoothies, coffee, ice cream, muesli, cookie batter/trail mix, or substitute in dessert recipes for chocolate chips.
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