Botanical Name - Theobroma Cacao
Superfood for ancient warriors
Cacao is rich in essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. This ancient superfood is rich in antioxidants as well; Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food. Enjoy on their own or as a dairy-free alternative to chocolate chips.
Aztec and Mayan warriors were given Cacao Nibs before a battle or a sacred hand-ball competition. The crushed core of the cacao bean contains a wealth of minerals and antioxidants making it the ultimate nutrition source for stamina and muscle endurance.
Mature cacao pods are removed from the tree by hand, split open and the seeds are scooped out to be fermented for a few days. The beans are dried under the sun, peeled and broken into small crunchy nibs.
Our Raw Organic Cacao nibs are Pure Criollo cacao from Peru.
Why do we source Criollo?
In Spanish, Criollo means 'of local origin'. This is a very high quality cocoa bean and is very aromatic and lacks bitterness. The Criollo is used in luxury chocolate but rarely alone since it is very scarce and expensive. Becoming less and less available. Found in Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, Samoan Islands, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Represents less than 3% of the world's cocoa production.
Ceremonial Grade Cacao?
Our Criollo is pure unadulterated cacao, sourced from the Mesoamerican region and is deemed Ceremonial grade Cacao.
Enjoy this Aztec superfood obtained from premium quality Criollo Cacao Beans organically grown in South America. ACO Certified, Kosher Certified.
Why are there some small shells found in my nibs?
Due to the nature of the product, a small amount of shell fragments may be found. You need to be careful and separate these.
Can I eat cacao nibs directly from the bag?
Yes, like everything you need to eat with moderation. You can use as a superfood snack although you may find they are strong and bitter. You can use as natural chocolate chips in baking and ice cream.
What's the best storage condition?
Keep the nibs in a cool dry place.
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