Cacao Nib, Raw – Organic
1 lb bag $13.95
5 lb bag $69.75
Raw Cacao Nibs
Cacao nibs share the essense of chocolate chips, but are not sweet! These tasty, very small pieces of crushed cocoa bean are produced from beans that grow on the cacao or cocoa tree. Cocoa beans are harvested, dried and the cracked to produce small, bits called cacao nibs. Raw cacao nibs taste similar to chocolate but are a healthier alternative to the sweet treat. They are lower in sugar than chocolate, considered a superfood, and can be used in recipes that include chocolate chips. They have a rich, deep flavor with a slightly bitter taste so the sugar and sweetener content may have to be adjusted when replacing regular chocolate with cacao nibs in recipes. The Aztecs considered the cacao bean divine and even used them as currency.
Cacao nibs are perfect to enjoy as a ‘pick me up’ snack or to add to smoothies, muffins, breads, nut butters, granola, pudding, parfaits, oatmeal, dried fruits, nut milks, cookies, candy, yogurt, ice cream, dressings, beverages and cereals. They also add a rich flavor to savory dishes like sauces, pastas, stews, casseroles, salads, soups and even pizza.
Cacao nibs are not only tasty, they are a low sugar nutritional powerhouse. Raw cacao nibs are full of good for you vitamins and minerals including iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese , copper, phosphorus and flavonols. They are also full of fiber, probiotics, antioxidants, prevent heart disease and improve brain activity. These little treats are a big help with you are feeling depressed. They are considered an immediate mood enhancer that increases endorphin and serotonin levels in the brain, making us feel better and even reduce anxiety.
Try our roasted cacao powder, another highly nutritious chocolate product made from the crushed cocoa bean.