Cocoa Powder Organic

2,9029,00 incl. BTW

Cocoa powder is rich in minerals and is a good source of protein and dietary fibre.

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Our organic cocoa powder has a bitter and astringent taste, and a decadent full-bodied flavour. Cocoa beans originate from the fruits of cocoa trees, native to the tropical regions of Mexico and South America. The Maya and the Aztecs praised cocoa beans for their delicious taste and ceremonial importance in rituals. They also considered them valuable enough to use as a means of payment.

Cocoa powder is made by crushing fresh cocoa beans and separating the solid mass from the cocoa butter. The process involves several steps, which include fermenting, drying, cleaning, roasting, and crushing of the beans. As it is naturally low in sugar, cocoa powder provides an excellent alternative to other less-healthy cocoa products. Whereas many cocoa powders are now artificially sweetened, our organic cocoa powder does not contain added fat or sugar. Cocoa powder is rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. It is also a good source of protein and dietary fibre.

Cocoa is said to have a wide range of health benefits, as it contains high levels of polyphenols with antioxidant properties. Some researchers report that these antioxidants can be beneficial to long-term health. They also link cocoa to disease protection and praise it for its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have praised cocoa powder for its ability to reduce inflammation and improve cholesterol. Cocoa powder has also been said to lower blood pressure, an effect that was first noted in the cocoa-drinking population of Central America.

Organic cocoa powder is rich and has a deep dark colour. Low fat cocoa powder only contains 10-12% cocoa butter, and is perfect for delicious baked goods such as cakes, biscuits, brownies, and other desserts. High fat cocoa powder on the other hand, which contains 20-22% cocoa butter, is commonly used to coat or decorate cakes.

 

How to use.
Cocoa powder can be mixed with boiling water or any type of milk at a 2:1 ratio to make hot chocolate. A white cake recipe that calls for 3 cups of flour can be swapped for 2 1/2 cups of flour and 1/2 cups cocoa powder for a chocolate cake.
Production Process.
Cocoa powder is made by crushing fresh cocoa beans and separating the solid mass from the cocoa butter. The process includes several steps, which include fermenting, drying, cleaning, roasting, and crushing of the beans.
Storage.
Keep dry and cool.
Shelf Life
Ask in-store. See the bag.
Ingredients
Organic cocoa powder
Allergens
No known allergens present
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Nutritional information

    • Energy 1560 Kj
    • Calories 379 Kcal
    • Fat 21 g
      • Fat of which saturated 13 g
    • Carbohydrates 18 g
      • From Which Sugars 0.9 g
    • Fibre 29 g
    • Protein 19 g
    • Salt 0.1 g

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