Cacao Bean Nibs 1 kg (Raw, Cert Org)
- Pure Raw Chocolate Bean Nibs. Cert Org, highest quality, loaded with anti-oxidants and vital nutrients. Ideal to grate/grind yourself or add as they come to your favourite snacks, trail mixes and smoothies/drinks. Bulk Value.
Cacao beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and source of all chocolate and cocoa products. These deliciously raw Nibs are from the best tasting premium 'Criollo' variety beans and are simply the shelled and crushed chocolate beans.
The Mexican Mayan kings drank up to 30 pure chocolate drinks a day to maintain their vigour and valued the bean so highly that it was used as money.
Raw Cacao products are a source of beta-carotene, amino acids (protein), Omega-3 EFA's, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur, potassium, and one of the best food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium. Theobroma Cacao literally means "Food of the Gods". Chocolate has 400 distinct flavour compounds – that's 200% more than any other food! The exotic flavoured ‘Criollo' variety represents only 1% of world production and is usually the highest priced in international commodity markets.
These Pure Cacao Nibs are unsweetened and raw – but the alternative snack treat, Cacao Crunch Nibs, while still certified organic is not considered a raw product as the raw nibs have been rolled in roasted chocolate paste and natural panela sweetener.
Both varieties of Cacao Bean Nibs are delicious and make a nutritious combined snack alternative, especially added to other superfood choices such as Goji Berries, Almonds and Chia Seeds.
All the work has been done for you, simply eat as is or grind with coffee, add to smoothies, coffee, icecream, muesli, cookie batter/trail mix, or substitute in dessert recipes for raw organic chocolate chips.