Raw Cocoa Nibs, organic
Truly raw- never heated above 46 degrees Celsius.
These raw cocoa beans are something special indeed - you will FEEL what makes them so special.
As with all BigTree cocoa products, these are made by nature, unconditional and entwined with the pulse of Bali, the island of the gods.
The cocoa, as well as the other crops they grow, are seen by the native growers as a sacred gift of mother earth. A gift that is valued, appreciated and honoured. The cocoa grows from fertile, volcanic earth and produces succulent fruits of life.
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Raw organic cacao beans
Made in a facility that also processes cashews.
Nutritional Value per 100 g:
Calories: 2278 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.