Organic Cocoa Powder
Organic Cocoa Powder is ground down from roasted cacao nibs. This process gives you powdered chocolate in its purest form without added fats and sugar you usually find in chocolate products.
The beans are fermented and roasted in a careful process. This breaks down the phytates in the beans and gives them a roasted flavour.
After harvesting the cocoa fruits from the cocoa tree the fruits are opened and the fresh beans taken out. During the fermentation process the fruit pulp is reduced. The fermented cocoa beans are then dried, cleaned and pre-roasted, broken and cleaned once more. The broken cocoa beans are alkalised by adding carbonates (2.5% potassium carbonate), then roasted, cooled down and grinded. The result is the cocoa mass. This cocoa mass is pressed until the fat content comes to the declared level. Besides the separated cocoa butter remains the solid components that are crushed, grinded and stabilized (by cooling down, warming up, cooling down) and result in cocoa powder.
This delicious powder can be used in baking, homemade chocolates and smoothies. Cacao is a source of selenium, this contributes to normal function of the thyroid and immune system. It is also a source of magnesium which is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. A great excuse to make more cacao based foods!
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Powder
Nutritional Information: Typical values per 100g Energy:1379kj/330kcal, Fat 11.0g of which saturates 6.9g, Carbohydrate 14.5g of which sugars 0.3g, Fibre 31.0g, Protein 28.1g, Salt0.1g
Allergens: Packed in an area that also handles nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds and gluten.
Storage: Cool and dry, away from direct light and strong odours.
Also See: Organic Cacao Nibs