What is cacao powder?
Cacao powder is simply the ground cacao bean after the cacao butter has been removed. It is the essential ingredient in chocolate production and is used in a variety of chocolate flavored baked goods.
Using our own pure cacao powder can be used to give a rich, decadent chocolate flavor to your recipes without adding any sugar or fat that is found in chocolate bars.
Besides being delicious, cacao is also a superfood. It contains 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of a dark chocolate bar.
It is full of flavonoids, which act as natural antioxidants. In fact it has the highest levels of antioxidants in any food. It helps regulate blood pressure and reduces the effects of aging.
Give your immune system a boost by adding this flavonoid rich cacao powder to any recipe.
Fruit smoothies like banana or strawberry are naturals for cacao powder. Add some to your morning Greek yogurt for added flavor and health benefits. Even added to your morning cup of coffee can make a nice change of pace.
Why our cacao is different:
- All of our cacao is 100% USDA Certified Organic. Our cacao powder is 100% pure cacao with nothing added.
- We hand pick all of our Arriba cacao beans to make sure only the finest beans make it into our cacao products.
- Our Arriba cacao beans are 100% fine aroma quality. Only 5% of the world’s cacao can be considered fine aroma.
- The world’s best chocolatiers seek out our fine aroma Arriba cacao that has won them many chocolate awards.