*Raw Cacao Nibs, 16oz
33 in stock
Much of the production process is manual and takes place on the small farms where the cacao is grown. Our cacao is selectively harvested by hand since not all the fruit ripen in the same time. Mature fruit pods are split open, the cacao beans removed and the outer shell discarded. Once scooped from the pods the cacao beans are fermented and sun dried to lower the humidity. On arrival at our processing plant the cacao grains are washed and disinfected by use of ozone to lower microbiological contamination. We then soften the skin of the cacao by means of a low heat treatment. Finally the grain is subjected to a dual processing whereby it is simultaneously milled and de-husked, and the raw cacao nibs are obtained. Advantages of our Organic Raw Peruvian Cacao Nibs • Temperature is the most important advantage of all our cacao products: all the processing is done below 45º Celcius (approximately 110º Fahrenheit), which allows us to maintain the natural flavor and -even more important- the nutritional properties of the fresh cacao grains. • Our cacao nibs are 100% natural and certified organic. We are able to guarantee that no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, preservatives or artificial additives of any kind have been employed in the cultivation or processing of the bean. • The only ingredient present in our Cacao products is in 100% the fresh cacao grains, and contains no other additives, ingredients, colorants, preservants or flavorings. The product is Gluten Free and a very good option for Vegans. • Our Cacao products are made from the highest quality cacao beans characterized by their superior flavor and fine aroma. The final product maintains all the nutritional and natural health properties of the original cacao bean. Our nibs can be eaten alone as a snack or added to mueslis and granolas, or sprinkled into smoothies and yogurts. Our Cacao Nibs are also used in the preparation of fine chocolate and associated products. • Our company has a very strict quality control policy. We work with premium, first class raw materials and our production processes are supported by the quality control certifications HACCP, and Good Manufacturing Practices. Our objective is to guarantee the quality of our products and achieve total customer satisfaction.