More people are consuming cacao and chocolate products than ever before. The essence of chocolate in its purest form, cacao lends a distinct, rich flavor to baked goods, snacks, trail mix, and more. But the real prize for this tiny superfood is nutrition. A real powerhouse ingredient, cacao is naturally rich in vitamin C, fiber, protein, iron, and has more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea, and blueberries!
What’s The Difference Between Organic Cacao and Organic Cocoa?
Organic cacao and organic cocoa are not the same. Raw cacao powder and nibs are made from the raw, unroasted beans of the cacao plant. To make our cacao powder, we press the raw beans to remove the cacao butter and then grind the beans to create powder or nibs — it’s cacao just as nature intended.
Cocoa, on the other hand, is made after the cacao bean has been roasted at a high temp to remove the cacao butter from the beans. Unlike our cacao powder which retains its natural enzymes, healthy fats, and health benefits, cocoa loses much of its nutritionally-rich content in the roasting process.
Add the Power (and Taste!) of Cacao to Your Pantry
At Wildly Organic, we strive to supply our customers with the best, all-natural, and sustainably-sourced ingredients from around the world. Our minimally processed cacao can replace cocoa, such as Hershey’s baking cocoa, at a 1:1 ratio and offer all the nutritional value of raw cacao with the delicious taste choco-lovers will adore. Cacao is fantastic for use in cookies, smoothies, homemade chocolate truffles with our coconut products, and beyond. Add them to your pantry for meals and tasty treats you and your family will love. Order organic raw cacao now and get free shipping on all orders over $49.