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Raw Cacao Paste - Organic

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Theobroma cacao
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BIOGRO 72x74
 
Common Name Cacao
Botanical Name Theobroma cacao
Form Paste
Plant parts used Bean
Region of Origin Southeast Mexico 
Suitable for heating Yes
Colour Dark brown
 

 

Cacao paste is made after the Cacao beans are separated from the fruit pulp and left to ferment for 5-6 days. After fermentation, the beans go through a drying process below 40oC. They are then husked and ground to produce Cacao Paste. 
Cacao paste is naturally about 55% Cacao butter. It's an extremely smooth product - great for use in any chocolate recipe
 

Raw Cacao

Pronounced “cu-COW”, Cacao is the unprocessed form of the cacao bean. Cacao is extracted from the pure, cold-pressed beans of the cacao fruit.
Cacao is only considered “raw” if it has been processed in conditions under 47 degrees. 
Research shows that 60-90% of the antioxidant content of cacao is lost when it is treated and processed – i.e, turned into cocoa.
 
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 15g
  Per Serving Per 100g
Energy 238kj 2380kj
Protein 1.2g 12.2g
Fat 5g 51g
-saturated 3.3g 33g
Carbohydrate 2.8g 28g
Sodium 0mg 0mg

Why use it?

Cacao has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries. It is also the highest plant-based source of iron. Being non-heme iron, however, it must be combined with Vitamin C in order to be absorbed. It also has more calcium than cow’s milk. Best of all, it contains mood-boosting neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
 

Good for:

  • Antioxidants: Raw cacao rates in the top 20 on the ORAC scale (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) which is used to rate the antioxidant capacity of foods
  • Essential fatty acids: Omega-6, which supports healthy skin and nails, and Omega 9, which supports healthy blood cholesterol
  • Magnesium: Essential mineral for muscle repair and relaxation

Recipes

Raw Chocolate

Ingredients

    Customer Reviews

    Ever since PN posted the Chocolate making tutorial, I am hocked. This is my third order of the Cacao Paste. Every time my friends tried the chocolate I made, they love it. Such a great product.
    Carol
    The best I have so far, thanks
    Pat Baker
    Absolutely THE best cacao paste I've ever had, and I've tried a lot!

    Totally addicted, but know how good it is for me so don't care if I consume a lot :)

    Thanks Pure Nature!!
    Abi C

    Customer Reviews

    Ever since PN posted the Chocolate making tutorial, I am hocked. This is my third order of the Cacao Paste. Every time my friends tried the chocolate I made, they love it. Such a great product.
    Carol
    The best I have so far, thanks
    Pat Baker
    Absolutely THE best cacao paste I've ever had, and I've tried a lot!

    Totally addicted, but know how good it is for me so don't care if I consume a lot :)

    Thanks Pure Nature!!
    Abi C

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