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Cacao Powder Raw Organic - Peruvian Criollo - Ceremonial grade

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Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao

The Mayans and the Aztecs knew about the amazing properties of the cacao, it is rich in essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.

Cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants in any food, containing a 10% concentration level of flavonol antioxidants.

Cacao was ground used to prepare Xocolatl, a favourite drink served at weddings and religious ceremonies and was valued so highly by the Aztecs, they were also used as currency.

Source: We source our cacao powder from Peruvian criollo beans.

Our Criollo is pure unadulterated cacao, sourced from the Mesoamerican region and is deemed ceremonial grade or heritage cacao.

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. Found in Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, Samoan Islands, Sri Lanka and Madagascar.

Enjoy this Aztec superfood obtained from premium quality Cocoa Beans organically grown in their land of origin. 

Organic Certified OCIA RAW Fair Trade Kosher Certified.


  • Is Cacao Powder the same as Cocoa Powder?
Yes, essentially they are same thing. Cacao is the raw, unprocessed version of cocoa. Cocoa is the English version and the Spanish word Cacao, and was easier to pronounce for English speakers.
  • What is the origin of the word Cacao?
The origin comes from the Nauhatl (language of the Aztec culture): cacao, cacaocuahuitl. In Mayan language, the word is slightly different but very similar in sound: kakaw, kahau, haa, yau.
  • What is the best storage condition?
The best way to store it is to keep the cacao powder in a cool dry place.

Nutritional Table

Per Serve (2g) Per 100g
Energy 24.6kJ 12296kJ
Protein 0.5g 25g
Fat-total 0.22g 11g
- saturated 0.12g 6g
Carbohydrate 1.1g 55g
Sodium 0g 4mg