Raw Organic Cacao products are sourced both from Peru and Ecuador, ancestral zones where cacao grows natively. Several groups of organic farmers, forming a cooperative, cultivate the premium criollo Theobroma Cacao in its native environment. These farmers have received training on how to cultivate the Cacao using only organic farming techniques without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
The beans are extracted from the inside of the Cacao fruit which contains both the beans (seeds) and a white pulp. The beans are separated from the pulp and left to ferment for 6-7 days. After fermentation, the beans are dried in the sun for 3-4 days, after this, they then go through a cleaning process.
The Cacao Beans are then husked, broken into fragments and separated from impurities such as small stones and husk fragments. The Cacao Nibs have the same nutritional value as the Cacao Beans and Cacao paste.
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 this Aztec superfood obtained from premium quality Criollo Cacao Beans organically grown in South America. ACO Certified, Kosher Certified.