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Theobroma cacao (Cocoa)

Beans, Powder, 1000 Gr from Peru (SKU 3405)

Nutritional Value 
Energy: 1471/353 kJ/kcal; Protein: 27,8 g; Carbohydrate: 19,52 g of which sugars: 2,45 g; Fat: 11g of which saturates 6,83; Fibre: 32,48 g; Salt: 0,1 g

Allergen Statement
We hereby certify that Cacao powder we sell does not contain any substances causing allergies or intolerances as ingredients or by possibility of cross contamination. The list of allergens which are likely to cause adverse reactions in susceptible individuals is provided in Annex IIIa of Directive 2007/68/EC. Please note that this statement is based on the information provided by the manufacturer of the product.

Part

beans

Form

powder

Size

1000 gr

Qty

max: 2

 



Cacao (Theobroma cacao), or the Cocoa plant, belongs to the Sterculiaceae (Cacao family), is a small (4-8 meter tall) evergreen tree. Native to southern Mexico (Veracruz, Chiapas), Guatemala, Belize; now cultivated pantropically, especially in West Africa, Ceylon, Java.

Cocoa beans are found in the fruit, or pods, of the Cacao trees; each nine-inch pod contains 20 to 50 beans. The annual yield per tree is between 20 and 30 fruit pods. When seeds are ripe they rattle in the capsule when shaken; if separated from the capsule they soon become infertile, but if kept therein they retain their fertility for a long time.

Produced by organic growers in Peru, Cacao beans contain more antioxidants than red wine and 3 times more than green tea, Cacao beans embody a rich source of minerals. Harvested by hand as pods, the raw beans are selected for the finest quality and fermented to reduce their initial bitterness. 

After cleaning the dried beans in natural water, they are peeled and their core extracted to be broken into “nibs”. These are ground into Cacao paste. The fat from the paste is extracted from the solid part and the residue dried and finely ground into Cacao powder. Cacao powder contains less fat and more fibre than the beans. The production process preserves a significant proportion of the nutritional value of the beans without any additives.

Organic Cacao Powder is certified organic by the Soil Association under the code GB-ORG-05. 

The aroma of Chocolate is calming, a soothing stimulant and an aphrodisiac.

This is a food product. It is packaged and delivered as bulk herb product, for further processing and repackaging, and is not intended as a consumer package.
The buyer is responsible for appropriate handling, repacking and labeling this product according your local regulations.

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