Cacao Powder Peruvian Criollo, Organic

£10.49£18.45

Number one essential for your raw-some kitchen. Raw, high-quality cacao powder is a go-to ingredient for delicious and nutritious smoothies, porridge, chia pots, raw chocolate creations..the list goes on! We absolutely love stocking this raw cacao powder for its high quality, uncompromised ethics, mineral-rich content, and endless guilt-free creative possibilities in the kitchen.

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If we had to choose one product range behind the reason to open Wild Food Cafe shop it would be our raw cacao range.

Cacao (especially organic, fair-traded, wild, or single estate) comes from a very bio-diverse ecosystem with rich soil. No wonder it is super rich in minerals and phytonutrients such as magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc (among many others). Cacao has the ability to boost the immune system, strengthen the cardiovascular system, sharpen the mind, and improve mental focus. It is also a great aphrodisiac. Read more about it here.

We source our Peruvian cacao with quality management in mind, from producers committing to healthy, high-quality cacao. We are committed to fair trade, which helps to promote better income distribution among the farmers by advancing timely and fair payments and by being aware of the social responsibility for the welfare of people involved. The farmers nurture the trees, handpick the cacao pods, and separate the beans for fermenting. After a carefully controlled fermentation process, the cacao beans are sun-dried to retain their natural qualities. The beans are then hand-peeled, before further processing into nibs, paste, butter, and powder. Chocolatiers and artisan chocolate producers have used Peruvian cacao to create the world’s finest chocolate products. Peru’s cacao products are used for the best chocolate in the world. Criollo beans are soft and pale pink in color and their taste is delicate and complex. Criollo beans are famous for their richness in secondary flavor notes, long flavor duration, and a greater and more complex fat content.

Raw cacao powder is great for hot chocolates, raw chocolate making, cakes, energy balls, fudge, and smoothies.

Check out the recipe for amazing chia raw cacao pudding here.

Check out our divine raw chocolate sauce recipe here.

And finally, check out our ultimate luxurious mulberry & raw cacao bliss bites here.

If you love cacao as much as we do, read our article about medicinal uses of cacao in everyday life here.

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