Cacao powerhouse packed with benefts

If you´re reading this article, it´s because you probably have heard about the benefits that cacao has. Are we right? Let´s talk about the difference between cacao nibs and powder.

Both products come from the same plants. Theobroma cacao, a tropical evergreen native to the Americas. The difference lies in how they´re prepared.

We are going to start off with cacao nibs. They´re small pieces of crushed cacao beans with a similar texture and taste to a roasted coffee bean.

These chocolatey and bitter flavoured nibs are loaded with nutrients and powerful plant compounds that have been shown to benefit health in many ways. They're exceptionally rich in antioxidants, helping reduce stress, inflammation, as well as other health benefits.

Now it’s time to let the powder shine. This product on the other hand, has the fat, aka the cacao butter, removed, leaving this powder with a rich, subtle and bitter taste. Cacao powder is also an excellent source of iron, fiber, protein, potassium and magnesium.

How to use nibs vs powder

If you like extra dark chocolate chips, cacao nibs are a perfect swap for you. They can be used in chocolate chip cookie recipes, on top of oatmeal or a smoothie bowl, in a granola recipe. Honestly, just go nuts, you won’t regret it.

On the other hand, cacao powder in other words “superfood”, can be used anywhere, such as in brownies, cakes, hot chocolate, smoothies, sauces, or another tip we highly recommend… enjoy cacao powder in a warm morning drink to replace your coffee.

Whether you choose to buy cacao nibs or powder depends entirely on how you plan to incorporate the superfood into your recipes.

These 2 products are available on our website and for wholesalers after more information, contact us at sales@altalenawholesale.com

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