The true taste of Cacao from the Mayan landscape
- Organic Certified
- Gluten free
- Ground Cacao Nibs
- Kosher Certified
- Fairly Traded
- GMO Free
Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao
Pure bitter chocolate (ground cacao beans)
Cacao Paste is produced by grinding the Cacao Nibs to a smooth, liquid state. Cacao Paste is also known as Cacao Liquor, unsweetened chocolate, baking chocolate or bitter chocolate. In Canada and Europe, other names include Cocoa (Cacao) Mass and Cocoa Liquor. (Despite its name, there is no alcohol present).
During the manufacturing process the cacao paste is liquefied and hence is sometimes called liquor. Once solidified, it becomes 100% pure bitter chocolate. This product is great for creating a wide variety of confectionary treats. Cacao Paste is great for manufacturing sweeter forms of chocolate by blending it with Cacao Powder, Cacao Butter and a sweetener of your choice such as Agave Syrup or Coconut Sugar.
Make your own artisan raw chocolate by blending Cacao Paste and Cacao Butter and sweetening with Agave Syrup or Coconut Sugar.
Our cacao is grown in its original habitat using sustainable farming practices and promoting favourable living conditions for farmers and their families. This cacao is cultivated in the original landscape of Mesoamerican civilizations and can be used in contemporary cacao ceremonies.
Cacao products are sourced from Peru. Several groups of organic farmers forming a cooperative cultivate the premium Theobroma Cacao in its native environment. These farmers have received training on how to cultivate the Cacao using only organic farming techniques without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.The beans are extracted from the inside of the Cacao fruit which contains both the beans (seeds) and a white pulp. The beans are separated from the pulp and left to ferment for 6-7 days. After fermentation, the beans are sun-dried for 3-4 days and then go through a cleaning process. Once dried, the Beans are pitted to obtain the Cacao Nibs. The Nibs are ground to obtain Cacao Paste (Cacao Liquor), and then pressed to separate the Cacao Butter from what is now called the Cacao Cake. The Cake is then pulverized to become Cacao Powder - or pure Cocoa, rich in all the nutrients and aroma of the Theobroma Cacao - Food of the Gods.
|Per Serve (10g)||Per 100g|
|- dietary fibre||1.1g||11g|
"Brings raw cacao chocolate to a new level. Just made a batch of raw chocolate from the cacao paste and shared it with friends - they were blown away. In my humble opinion, this product makes the closest to technically "raw" chocolate."
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