Raw Criollo Cacao Powder 100g



This product is organically produced.
Raw cacao powder is made by pressing raw cacao beans whilst the machinery is cooled to stop the cacao overheating. The oil separates and falls into a tray below where it sets and is used as cacao butter. The remains are broken up and made into cacao powder, which can be blended into smoothies and elixirs or used is making cakes and desserts etc.

What is criollo cacao?

There are actually three different types of cacao used in chocolate production today. Two hundred years ago criollo was the predominant cacao bean; it has become scarcer now as it is less resistant to disease so now the more robust Forastero dominates the world-wide market. The Trinitario is a hybrid between Criollo and Forastero, developed in Trinidad to survive the conditions there. It is now used to make most fine/flavour cocoa. More rare to find it today, it was the criollo that was the original fine/flavour cacao. It has a distinctly reddish tinge and a complex taste, including hints of nuts, caramel and vanilla.

Use approximately 1 – 2 tablespoons per serving.

Nutrition information (per 28g)

Calories 130
Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 7 g
Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 4 g
Total Carbs 15 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

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