Rawganiq Organic Raw Cacao Nibs (300g)
Country Produced : Peru
Raw cacao nibs are fermented, unroasted pieces of the dried cacao beans. They have a rich, crunchy chocolate flavour and are packed full of nutrients and powerful plant flavonoids.
The RAWGANIQ™ Difference
Our Organic raw cacao nibs have been produced from the delicious Criollo variety of cacao pods, harvested in the pristine Mantaro Valley of Peru.
ü No solvents or chemicals
ü We directly import from our “on-farm” agricultural partners, and thus can ensure proper and minimal processing and handling, for highest quality
ü Imported under legally registered FDA licence (view certificate)
ü Packed and processed in FDA-approved facility (view certificate)
ü Vacuum packed for freshness
ü Lab analysis to ensure your safety (Click “lab analysis” tab to learn more)
The cacao tree requires protection from wind and needs a lot of shade with plentiful water supply. It bears a fruit that are called pods and are differing hues of yellow and orange when ripe. Because the tree is of shallow root structure, it is not sturdy enough for climbing and so many of these pods are picked by using long poles with knives on the end. A typical pod releases 20-50 beans. These beans possess a type of slimy covering which is left covered to ferment for a few days. The fermentation allows some of the bitterness to be removed from the inner bean. Once fermented, the beans are dried and then chipped into nibs.
Cacao is a hugely beneficial ingredient for human health, due to the significant levels of polyphenols and flavanols (antioxidants) contained within its natural form. Raw cacao nibs are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, cholesterol-free saturated fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, natural carbohydrates, and protein that make it an excellent source of nutrients.
· Nutritionally dense food, including protein, fat, certain B-vitamins and minerals such as calcium, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and copper.
· May help to improve mood
· May help to improve alertness
· May naturally regulate blood sugar levels
· May support cardiovascular health, due to ability to reduce oxidation
How to Use
· Cacao nibs can be used in home-baking
· Use to make chocolate