Green Origins Organic Cacao Nibs 150g - 6 pack
Cacao's high nutritional content has been hidden behind the fat and sugar content of chocolate for centuries, but awareness of its nutritional profile is increasing. Many people are now using pure cacao in their recipes and putting this fantastic food at the core of a healthy diet.
Cacao grows on tropical trees and is native to Central and South America. It is the main ingredient in chocolate, but it is increasingly consumed for its nutritional value as well as its taste.
Cacao is high in magnesium, which supports the nervous system and reduces tiredness, stress and fatigue. It also has a high antioxidant content, which is known to help fight off the effects of ageing, by reducing oxidative-stress cell damage.
Cacao nibs are an easy way to incorporate more nutrients in your diet by using them as a baking ingredient, as a dessert topping or eaten as a snack.
Cacao is a source of calcium, copper and manganese, which support digestive and cardiovascular health. It is also high in magnesium, which supports the nervous system and reduces stress, tiredness and fatigue.
Cacao is known for its antioxidant content, and these properties are thought to help fight off the effects of ageing, by reducing oxidative-stress cell damage.
We recommend that you take up to 2-3 tablespoons per day. Cacao nibs can be used as a baking ingredient, added to other foods or eaten as a snack.
This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the suggested use.
Store your Cacao Nibs in a cool, dry place.
Cacao beans grow in green pods, which are hand-picked from the tree and the flesh surrounding the beans is then allowed to ferment away. This enhances the bean’s unique flavour and reduces their bitterness. The beans are then broken into small pieces known as nibs. Cacao beans and nibs are very nearly the most raw form in which Cacao can be consumed.
As beans and nibs are minimally processed, an optimum amount of their nutritional value is retained.
The cacao used to make Green Origins Organic Cacao Nibs is grown in South America, its native region.
Cacao trees are found on the lower story of the evergreen rainforest as they thrive in humid temperatures with fairly constant rainfall, these conditions encourage optimum organic growth.
Cacao nibs are a very versatile ingredient. Here are some ways our customers typically use them:
- Use them as a topping for cupcakes, ice creams, smoothies or porridge
- Add them to pancake or cookie batter instead of chocolate chips
- Use them in nut brittle instead of, or as well as nuts
- Add them to granola or flapjack
- Include them in energy ball or protein ball recipes
- Grind them using a coffee grinder and add to your favourite coffee when brewing for a richer flavour.
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