Sacred amongst the Mayans & Aztecs in the tropical climates of South America, the Cacao bean is the raw base for many chocolate producers around the World. Technically a superfood because of their wide range of antioxidants & nutrients, they are rich in Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Copper & Potassium whilst still being low in sugar.
Raw Cacao pods are initially harvested by hand,before fermenting to reduce their bitterness. After cleaning the dried beans in natural water, they are peeled & the core extracted to be broken into Raw Cacao Nibs. This method preserves the nutritional value of the Cacao without the use of any additives.
Raw Cacao Nibs are an excellent snack or can even be used in baking, desserts or as confectionery. In baking, they give a crunchy texture with a slightly bitter flavour. Raw Cacao Nibs have a very similar taste to cocoa, the main difference being that they are more intense as they are in their most natural form.
Add to muesli or trail mix for a snack, use in cereals or grind to a smooth powder & pinch over rice pudding.
For a great smoothie, add 2 tsp (8g) of Cacao Nibs to a blender with a banana & 200ml almond milk (or your favourite alternative) & blend well. Add berries too for an extra boost. A great morning pick-me-up is our Espresso Banana Shake. If just used like this, the pot contains around 6 servings, so it’s great value.
Volume: 48g resealable pot. Shelf life 18-24 months.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (typical per 100g)
Energy 2600 KJ (621 kcal), Protein 12.7g, Carbohydrate 15.2g (0.8g sugars), Fat 55.2g (34.1g saturates), Fibre 10.6g, Salt 0.1g