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Cacao Nibs Criollo – Chocolate Magic
Cacao nibs or chips are cacao beans which were peeled and broken into small pieces. Our cacao nibs are from one of the finest cacao varieties and 100% raw and unprocessed. Our premium cacao is grown by small farmers in the Amazon rainforest under semi-wild conditions.
Cacao has all the health benefits of chocolate but without the high sugar content and additives found in commercial chocolate. Raw cacao contains an abundance of antioxidants, and the combination of stimulating substances (serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenethylamine) has mood lifting effects and promotes in us feelings of well-being and joy. Cacao is also rich in magnesium and sulfur, the beauty mineral.
Cacao nibs taste less bitter than cacao powder, since they still contain the entire share of the cacao butter (approx. 55%), as also cacao paste does.
Why we love Cacao
The cacao bean is an amazing food given to us by Mother Nature. The Aztecs considered cacao as a gift of God and used it not only as an offering, but also as a means of payment.
It is estimated that raw cacao contains approx. 300 substances and it is considered as one the foods richest in antioxidants! Therefore cacao can significantly help to protect our body cells from free radicals and premature aging.
Cacao has the highest magnesium content of all foods. Magnesium is essential for the heart, brain, to calm and relax nerves and muscles and to build bones and cartilages. In conjunction with other ingredients cacao is an ideal brain food and supports mental performance, concentration and attention.
Cacao contains a combination of substances which affect our emotions stimulating feelings of well-being and joy.
And cacao is rich in sulfur, which promotes strong nails and healthy hair and beautifies the skin.
SamaraNatura Cacao Nibs
Our cacao nibs are 100% raw and unprocessed. They are made from Criollo cacao from Peru, which is one of the best and rarest varieties in the world. Our fine cocoa is cultivated without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Fine cacao of premium quality has a share of only 5-10% of the world's cacao production. Fine cacao grows under similar and often nearly same conditions as in nature, since cacao trees do not like full sun and thrive best close to high rainforest trees. On the contrary the commercial Forastero cacao is typically cultivated in monoculture plantations.
As the name indicates, fine cacao has a better, more exquisite flavour which is less bitter than the taste of commercial cacao. Criollo beans are slightly fermented which enhances their typical cacao aroma.
Cacao nibs, which are cacao beans peeled and broken into small pieces, taste less bitter than the beans.
The purity of our organic, fair trade certified Criollo Cacao is void of mycotoxins, mould and yeast, and thus prevents you from experiencing the jitters associated with caffeine foods or beverages.
On its own as a snack or sprinkle on cereals and fruit salad. Add cacao nibs to desserts and smoothies. They taste particularly good together with goji berries and nuts.
Cacao nibs are convenient to take for journeys and on travels as they do not melt as quickly as chocolate does when exposed to heat. If you prefer more sweetness, you can dip the cacao nibs in agave syrup or honey.