What is organic Cacao Powder?
Originating from the tropical climates in South America, the Theobroma Cacao tree was sacred amongst the Mayans and Aztecs. Produced by organic growers in Peru, Cacao beans embody a source of minerals. Harvested as pods, the raw beans are selected and fermented to reduce their initial bitterness. After cleaning the dried beans in natural water, they are peeled and their core extracted to be broken into “nibs”. These are ground into Cacao paste. The fat from the paste is extracted from the solid part and the residue dried and finely ground into Cacao powder. Organic Cacao Powder is certified organic by the Soil Association under the code GB-ORG-05.
What are the Benefits?
Organic Cacao Powder is high in fibre and contains all three of the macronutrients: protein, carbohydrate and fat. A 10g daily amount of Organic Cacao Powder is also a source of Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Copper and Manganese .
Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, oxygen transport in the body and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, electrolyte balance and normal functioning of the nervous system.
Potassium contributes to normal muscle function, normal functioning of the nervous system and to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, function of cell membranes and contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth and bone.
Copper contributes to the maintenance of normal connective tissues and normal function of the immune system.
Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue.
Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.
Our organic cacao powder is packed full of goodness. Try using in place of your usual chocolate powder in smoothies, desserts and coffee, or on its own as a hot drink.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This product is intended to be used alongside an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
100% Organic Cacao Beans
|Energy||1471 kJ/353 kcal|
|of which saturates||6.8 g|
|of which sugars||2.5 g|
|Potassium||1524 mg (RI* 76%)|
|Calcium||128 mg (RI* 16%)|
|Phosphorus||734 mg (RI* 105%)|
|Magnesium||499 mg (RI* 133%)|
|Iron||13.9 mg (RI* 99%)|
|Zinc||6.8 mg (RI* 68%)|
|Copper||3.8 mg (RI* 380%)|
|Manganese||3.8 mg (RI* 190%)|
|Selenium||14.3 µg (RI* 26%)|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of The Hut Group.
I always buy this powder from my local health shop and you can't compare the prices. Excellent value on this site!Goes Well With:Milkshakes.
Quick delivery, excellent taste and quality Goes Well With:Smoothies, baking
I made the mistake when first used this to add 10 grams, which just ruined everything as it tasted too bitter. Now I just use a teaspoon or two & taste before adding more. It's so much more palatable now & I enjoy the dark chocolate taste. Goes Well With:Chocolate Angel Delight, porridge & weetabix
Great value for money and is such a versatile product to use in smithies drink or cakes. So much better to add this to a smoothie as is all natural and healthier than other choco substitutes. Goes Well With:Smoothies
Mixed ok. Quite a strong taste. So you don't need a lot. Goes Well With:I mixed it with frozen cherries and ice and my protein elle chocolate shake.
The delivery was prompt and effortless. The packaging is brilliant, resealable pack. The powder mixes better in a blender, but tastes great and I am assuming it is providing me with the nutrients it promises.Goes Well With:Oat milk, nutmeg & cinnamon.
Best value cacao powder I have found to date and still the same great taste.
This is great quality cacao and knowing this is soil association organic is all the better. Another very versatile food that I am delighted MP has started stocking. I got this at a really silly price when the 30% offer was running and I have never seen this anywhere at that price. Absolutely brilliant in protein smoothies - especially to counteract the overly sweet taste of many of the flavoured protein drinks available. I'm not really a fan of sweet anything, so this suits me perfectly. Some describe this as a little bitter, but that is what cocoa without additives tastes like! If you are really that bothered by it, just add a little honey to your shake. Perfect for baking too. Thanks MP.Goes Well With:Protein shakes and baking.
So nice - used in chia seed puddings and nut & date brownies - mixes brilliantly. Would definitely recommend.
Bought this as an add on to my usual order for my partner to use as a chocolate replacement in her baking. We couldn't get the flavour to work for us in anything we made as it is quite bitter. Some real recipe research is required to make the most from this product, unfortunately it has taken the best part of half a packet to figure it out.
Exactly what was promised! Also great value, flavour and consistency! Personally love it as a hot chocolate substitute or with a little boiling water to create syrup for pancakes. A small spoonful in a coffee shake creates a mocha option also! Goes Well With:Protein pancakes to give a little contrast kick