- Raw Cacao has a wonderful light heavenly aroma, and slightly bitter sweet chocolate taste, it can be enjoyed in its pure intense form or it can be sweetened with a naturally sweet super-foods such as coconut blossom nectar, fruit powders, dried fruit, dried berries, agave nectar, honey, or the herbal sugar free sweetener Stevia.
- All our Raw Organic Cacao ingredients can be used to make superfood smoothies, chocolate bars, chocolate cakes and desserts. The powder, nibs and beans can be added to muesli, yogurts, cereals, trail mix and flapjacks, for a delicious super-nutritious addition.
Daily serving: Use as required.
Quality and Manufacture:
Indigo Herbs Organic Raw Cacao Powder comes from the northern highlands of Peru in the Cajamarca. Once the cacao beans have been harvested they are fermented and sun dried. The temperatures are strictly monitored during the fermentation process to make sure they remain under 40°C, then the cacao is sun dried until it reaches a humidity of 7%.
Next the cacao is washed and machine dried at low temperatures until it reaches a humidity of 3% which produces Raw Cacao Beans. The beans are placed in a winnower which splits the beans and removes the skin, producing Raw Cacao Nibs. The smaller nibs are then milled to produce Raw Cacao Paste – the mill has a custom designed cooling system that ensures temperatures do not reach above 40°C.
To produce the Raw Cacao Powder the paste is pressed which yields Raw Cacao Butter and a cake of Raw Cacao Powder. The pressing process is done at low pressure to make sure temperatures don’t rise above 40°C, additionally a thermocouple allows the temperature to be monitored throughout. Once the Raw Cacao Cake is obtained it is gently milled into a fine powder which is tested for pollutants before being made ready for shipping.
*Cacao contains caffeine and other similar stimulants. Although side effects are minimal, eating large amounts might cause caffeine-related symptoms.*