Fermented Cacao Powder | Organic | Raw
At Wildly Organic, our raw cacao powder is made from USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO cacao. The farmers who cultivate our raw cacao products have been using eco-friendly, sustainable methods and growing Forastero, Trinitario, and Criollo cacao varieties on their land for generations. Hand-packed by our Wildly Organic team in the USA, our organic raw cacao powder comes from local farmers throughout the Dominican Republic who have naturally fermented the cacao in banana leaves for 3-5 days, and represents the finest in all-natural fermented cacao.
- United States (Grown in Dominican Republic)
- Arsenic 0.05 ppm
- Cadmium 0.495 ppm
- Lead 0.12 ppm
- Mercury 0.005 ppm
Fairtrade Certified, Raw Cacao Powder You Can Feel Good About
We are thrilled to announce that our Fermented Cacao Powder is Fairtrade Certified through Fairtrade America. Though premium nutrition is our mission, our team strives to make sure that Wildly Organic is doing our part to even out global trade inequalities by paying fair prices to the farmers who grow and harvest cacao for our products.
What is Fermented Cacao?
Cacao is the bean that chocolate is made from. In its raw state, cacao contains more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea, and blueberries. At Wildly Organic, our raw cacao powder cacao is high in fiber and a good source of iron and protein!
To help retain the “raw” features of the cacao bean, the temperature in our extraction process is never allowed to exceed 120° F, and usually remains around 104° F (other cocoa powders may be exposed to temperatures as high as 300° F!). A high-accuracy thermometer monitors the process. The remaining dry, “cake-like'' material is then cold-ground and fine-milled so that only the finest raw cacao powder particles remain for the finished product.
To ensure the safety and purity of our organic raw cacao powder, each batch of fermented cacao is lab-tested for antioxidant activity as exhibited by an ORAC score of 1086 ?mol TE/g.
*ppm = parts per million Fermented, Raw Cacao Powder