Fermented Cacao Powder | Organic | Raw
Country of Origin (subject to change):
- Netherlands (supplier's processing location).
Cacao is the bean that chocolate is made from. In its raw state, it contains more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea, and blueberries. Our raw cacao is high in fiber and a good source of iron and protein!
WFN cacao powder is certified organic and raw cacao. The farmers who cultivate the beans that it's made from grow the crops on their own land using the same sustainable methods that have been used for generations. These cacao beans are of the Forastero, Trinitario and Criollo varieties, grown in the Dominican Republic. They are USDA certified organic and packed by Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals in the USA.
The fermented cacao powder is created by cold-pressing raw, organic cacao beans into a pressed cake separating the oil from the protein and fiber. The temperature is never allowed to exceed 120° F and is usually 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 particles become the finished product.
This raw cacao powder has antioxidant activity as exhibited by an ORAC score of 1086 ?mol TE/g. Raw Cacao Laboratory Testing Results
*ppm = parts per million Fermented, Raw Cacao Powder
Arsenic <0.0681 ppm
Cadmium 0.910 ppm
Lead 0.134 ppm
Mercury <0.005 ppm