Organic Raw Cacao Powder
A lot of nutritious food tastes bland or even downright awful. Surprisingly, there’s one healthy food that actually tastes really great: chocolate. Yes, chocolates can actually be a health food—but not all kinds are good for you. The sweet, chocolate-milk we think of as “chocolate” is really more of a sweet. The kind of chocolate that’s actually good for you contains at least 70 percent cacao—the higher the percentage, the better it is for your health!
How Cacao Powder is made
Cacao powder is the basic and most important ingredient in making real chocolate. The cacao fruit is cracked open to reveal the cacao beans inside. The fatty part of the cacao beans is removed to make cacao butter and what remains of the beans will then be used to produce raw cacao powder. Raw cacao powder is different from cocoa powder. They may look the same, but they have a huge difference. Excess heating and processing used to make cocoa powder causes the living enzymes, antioxidants and other micronutrients contained in the cacao to disappear, changing its molecular structure and reducing its true value. The high concentration of antioxidants, enzymes and micronutrients—which are scientifically proven to be good for the heart, brain, immune system, skin and so much more—are the things that separate raw cacao powder from your average cocoa powder.
Our Raw Organic Cacao Powder
Our raw organic cacao powder originated from Peru and Ecuador where the cacao tree naturally grows. After the fruits mature and are harvested, the cacao butter is separated from the beans. The remaining cacao particles are broken and carefully sifted to produce the finest raw organic cacao powder. You can use it to make the richest-tasting chocolate treats and baked goodies, chocolate drinks, to sprinkle it on frozen yogurt, cereals and other snacks, and even mix a little of it in smoothies and juices to boost its taste and texture. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy raw cacao’s delicious taste and the high nutritional value it offers.