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Raw, organic, sacred cacao from the Criollo Tree. Our cacao nibs are sustainably and naturally sourced, cultivated by Peruvian farmers. This cacao fruit (yes, cacao is a fruit!) is higher in theobromine than most cacao on the market and has more antioxidants gram for gram than blueberries! 40X more to be exact. Enjoy the rich taste, lift your mood, and add-in antioxidants with a serving of cacao a day. Add it to your oatmeal, in your baking, in smoothies, and more!
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NET WT: 16 oz
- Powerful Source of Flavonoids & Polyphenols
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Energy Enhancer
- Boosts the Mood
- Immune Booster
- Fights Free Radicals
- Excellent Source of Magnesium, Potassium & Fatty acids
- Rich in Vitamins, Fiber & Protein
- 100% Organic
- CCOF Certified
Cacao benefits are many. And cacao uses are many as well! You can make a cacao drink, a cacao coffee, a cacao cake, cacao oatmeal… so many uses! And yes, people love to sprinkle our nibs even on their drinks! It’s so addicting. But here is the official list on how to use them:
How to use Cacao Nibs:
Add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon (depending on your preference) to:
- Coffee (to add a crunch)
- Coconut milk or nut milk of choice
- In baking
- In certain culinary dishes
- As a substitute for chocolate chips
- On oatmeal and fruit bowls
Cacao vs. Cocoa
You should know that cacao is not the same as cocoa.
Most people are very familiar with cocoa powder. It is a staple in kitchen pantries and is used for baking. Cocoa is the base for hot cocoa, chocolate cake, even chocolate milk. It is typically roasted, ground, and then infused with other ingredients for preservation and to extend the shelf-life. Cocoa can live for a long time in your pantry without any off-flavors or issues.
Cacao is derived from minimally processed cacao beans. It is essentially the purest form of chocolate you can consume. Cacao contains more fiber than standard cocoa and is loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids.
Criollo Cacao is a scarce variety of Cacao. It is touted as the most superior among all cacao seeds for its high quality and flavor. Only 2%-5% of the world’s production of cacao is Criollo. It is considered to be the “prince of cacao.” Or the Queen. Both fitting as this cacao used to be drunk by royals and only royals generations ago!
This superfood was highly treasured by ancient Peruvians for its therapeutic properties and health benefits, but the Criollo tree is native to Central and South America, Caribbean islands and Sri Lanka. It is important to get the highest quality Cacao. Cacao benefits, when it comes from a pure source, can really make a body and mind feel great over time. It has been clinically studied to help boost the mood and to answer the question, “does cacao have caffeine?” the answer is yes, but only a small amount. Enough to give you calm energy without the jitters.
Cacao is a superfood containing 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries, the most active components of cacao are flavonoids with antioxidant properties. These can help go after free radicals and supports in keeping the body full of abundant vitality!
Cacao is one of the highest Plant-Based sources of Iron (something many Vegans miss out on) and it contains more Calcium than cow's milk! Also, it is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, fatty acids, minerals and fiber. Yes, one teaspoon of our cacao nibs can do a lot of great things for you. It’s not your everyday chocolate! Our Cacao nibs promote health and general well-being acting as a natural mood enhancer. Take your cacao and see how you feel!
Additionally, cacao fruit (again, cacao is a fruit!) is rich in magnesium and potassium. Two minerals that are heavily involved in many bodily processes.