Raw Cocoa Beans - peeled, organic
Truly raw! Never heated over 46 degrees Celsius, guaranteed! Extremely high levels of antioxidants! Very high content of Anandamid (the happiness chemical). With a mild taste which compliments any other flavour. Simply the best raw cocoa beans.
These cocoa beans originate from permaculture plantations, giving the flavour a finer and fruitier taste as compared to other cocoa beans on the market.
Perfect your homemade trail mix, your muesli, your dessert garnishes or serve and enjoy simply pure. A legendary fruit, brought from the jungle directly to you.
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Raw organic cacao beans
Made in a facility that also processes cashews.
Nutritional Value per 100 g:
Calories: 2261 KJ / 544 kcal
Total Fat: 39 g
- Saturated Fat: 25 g
Total Carbohydrate: 35 g
- Sugars: 4 g
Dietary Fiber: 24 g
Protein: 14 g
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.
What does ‘raw’ cocoa really mean as compared to ‘roasted’ cocoa?
Unroasted means that the cocoa beans maintain the living enzymes. This makes them very rich in antioxidants, preserving considerably more vitamins, enzymes, minerals and subtle nutrients such as Theobromine, which causes our brain to secrete an increased amount of Dopamine and Serotonin thereby giving us a particular feeling of happiness and contentment.
The flavour is dependent of the type of bean and there are many different varieties of cocoa beans. The beans from BIG Tree company originally stem from the Criollo beans (southern Mexico / northern Guatemala). In the 1600’s, the Spanish brought this legendary cocoa bean to the Philippines. From there, the Cocoa spread to Indonesia and Bali.
The Criollo cocoa bean is legendary because of its mild and gentle aroma, which caused it to become a favoured bean of the raw chocolate producers.