Raw Cacao Powder

  • Organic Raw Cacao Powder
2.2 lb
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Indulge in the taste of nature!

We source the best organically-grown cacao beans from the tropical fringe areas of the Andes Mountains and the Amazonian basin, working with Peruvian farming communities who cultivate them in a sustainable, ecological manner. Our raw cacao powder is obtained by pressing the cacao liquor out of sundried cacao beans to extract cacao butter. This leaves a kind of "cacao cake" that is then ground into a fine raw cacao powder.

Flavourful and rich, this raw cacao powder has been processed at temperature lower than 46°C, allowing it to retain all the vitamins and minerals of the cacao bean but without the fat. Raw cacao is one of the food that contains the highest source of antioxidants. It also contains iron, magnesium and dietary fiber. A proven heart-healthy food, raw cacao powder helps reduce blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, lower the risk of blood clots and with blood vessel elasticity.

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General Information

Nutrition & Benefits

Ingredients

Organic raw cacao powder. May contain sesame, nuts and soy.

Health Facts

Organic Raw Cacao Powder Nutrition Facts

History

The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica. Chocolate, the fermented, roasted, and ground beans, can be traced to the Mokaya and other pre-Olmec people, with evidence of cacao beverages dating back to 1900 BC.

Chocolate played a special role in both Maya and Aztec royal and religious events. Priests presented cacao seeds as offerings to the gods and served chocolate drinks during sacred ceremonies. All of the areas that were conquered by the Aztecs that grew cacao beans were ordered to pay them as a tax, or as the Aztecs called it, a "tribute".

The Europeans sweetened and fattened it by adding refined sugar and milk, two ingredients unknown to the Aztecs and Mayas. They never worked it into their general diet, but restricted its use to sweets and desserts. In the 19th century, John Cadbury developed a process to make solid chocolate, creating the modern chocolate bar.

Culinary Uses

This sumptuous organic raw cacao powder is an alternative to conventional processed cocoa and will add intense chocolate flavor to your recipes. Add a spoonful to your smoothies, your oatmeal or your granola for a delicious way to start the day, use it in your baked goods and your raw energy balls, or make it into the best cup of hot chocolate around!

Need some more inspiration? Try these recipes:
Almond and raw cacao energy balls
Raw cacao hemp milk
Wholesome avocado, banana, raw cacao, fresh fruit and hemp bowl
Creamy cacao pie with pecan crust
Gluten-free hazelnut-cacao cookies
Overnight oats with almond butter, maca and cacao

Preservation

Can be preserved in a cool, dry cupboard protected from light and humidity.

Origin

Peru

Did You Know?

Eating chocolate procures the same feeling of well-being and happiness as being in love. It is scientifically proven to have effects on serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, and contains phenylethylamine, also known as the “love compound”. All the more reason to eat it often!
Reviews

Reviews

deeeelicious Written By: JANINE
perfect cocoa powder for making vegan chocolate deserts. Makes perfect ganache with coconut oil!
Great product Written By: Carolyn
I love this raw cacao powder, super nutritious and tasty. I mix it in smoothies and oatmeal and it gives a creamy, rich flavor. I've also used it to make coconut oil dark chocolates which are my favorite!
So tasty, and so healthy! Written By: Andie
I have tried several brands of raw cacao, and I seem to keep going back to Prana. I find it has the right texture and rich taste I love for my bliss balls. I am becoming known for my healthy bliss balls which are mostly protein and very low glycemic, to which I always add cacao.
The type of raw cacao I use makes a big difference!
I also use raw cacao in my smoothies, and occasionally I make the vegan trifle- avocado pureed with cacao, layered with raspberry coulis and soaked pureed cashews. Again, I find that the Prana brand (of the several I have tried) is amazing with this recipe.
Unique and awesome! Written By: Teresa
My favorite item in my kitchen; the taste is unique and earthy; when I come home after long hours shift at night time, I use it to make a hot choco with a bit of non dairy milk and few drops of agave syrup or organic honey. It is excellent for my smoothies as well. I love this product!
Two thumbs up! Written By: Jessica
With a fine texture and pleasant taste, this cacao lends itself well to oatmeal, smoothies and baking. While it's not sweet, it doesn't have the intense, bitter taste that many other varieties of cacao do.
Rich! Written By: Amy
Yum! I love this cacao - it's lovely and rich with a full chocolate taste. Mixes smoothly in any type of recipe.
Great quality Written By: Melanie
It has a nice texture and taste great.
Excellent Cacao Written By: Stacey
Prana cacao has a beautiful texture and a fantastic taste. It is a well rounded cacao flavour, and not bitter compared to many cacaos. We use it for baking -- rolled cookies, vegan brownies, vegan ice cream, and occasionally add it to savoury tomato based dishes. It's definitely our favourite cacao, and tastes great as the star of our in our date and cacao energy balls. Highest recommendation.
This cacao powder is decadent! Written By: Kim
My four children and I are chocolate connoisseurs. Prana organic cacao powder is the best quality and at a great price point for creating scrumptious chocolate creations that are healthy.
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