Cacao Powder – Organic
1 lb bag $13.70
5 lb bag $68.50
Cacao powder is the minimally processed form of chocolate that is robust in flavor and maintains all the impressive nutrients that make it a superfood. An abundant source of minerals (iron, magnesium and potassium), fiber and unique antioxidants called flavanols, which support cardiovascular and brain health. Other health benefits of raw cacao include: improvements with memory, reduction in heart disease, shed fat, increase immunity, boost your bliss, and give you loads of energy. Protect Your Heart and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Raw Cacao is an anti-inflammatory and heart protective antioxidant.
It comes directly from the cacao tree, which fruits colorful pods that are filled with large cacao seeds, called cacao beans. It is thought that the Cacao tree was first cultivated in South America, though archeologists know that it has been native to Central America and parts of Mexico for at least 5000 years. People in these areas consumed the highly valued cacao dating back to the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. It was even used as currency and as offerings in ritual celebrations. Today cacao is sourced from all over the world and most often known as the core ingredient of chocolate.
How do you use cacao powder?
The simple answer is whenever you want to increase the chocolate flavor in a dish. But it is not just for desserts. You can add it to smoothies and hot chocolate and some even use in meat rubs. It is a great ingredient when you want something rich and chocolatey but not completely unhealthy.
Try our raw cacao nibs, another highly nutritious chocolate product made from the crushed cocoa bean.