Cacao Nibs - Raw Organic

Bits of raw cacao beans - nature's chocolate chips

  • organic raw cacao nibs
  • criollo cacao beans from Veracruz
  • cacao fruit from inside

Product Snapshot

Certified Quality

  • Organic Certified
  • Raw
  • Not Alcalinized
  • Not Deodorized
  • Gluten - Free
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • GMO Free
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Botanical Name - Theobroma Cacao

Superfood for ancient warriors

Aztec and Mayan warriors were given Cacao Nibs before a battle or a sacred hand-ball competition. The crushed core of the cacao bean contains a wealth of minerals and antioxidants making it the ultimate nutrition source for stamina and muscle endurance.

Mature cacao pods are removed from the tree by hand, split open and the seeds are scooped out to be fermented for a week. The beans are dried under the sun and broken into small crunchy nibs.

Cacao is rich in essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. This ancient superfood is rich in antioxidants as well; Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food. Enjoy on their own or as a dairy-free alternative to chocolate chips.

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cacao growers

Cacao products are sourced both from Peru and Ecuador, ancestral zones where cacao grows natively. Several groups of organic farmers forming a cooperative cultivate the premium criollo 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 5-6 days. After fermentation, the beans go through a drying process below 40oC.

The Cacao Beans are then husked, broken into fragments and separated from impurities such as small stones and husk fragments. The Cacao Nibs have the same nutritional value as the Cacao Beans and Cacao Paste.

Cacao Nibs Nutrition Table Per Serve (10g) Per 100g
Energy 269kJ 268 kJ
Protein 1.3g 12.7g
Fat-total 5.3g 53g
   - saturated 3.1g 31g
Carbohydrate 2.9g 29g
Dietary Fibre 2.6g 26g
 Sodium 4mg 40mg

Love them!

Great product, so great to know they are good for you. Good value too.

Posted by Kristin Hatchman on 28/02/2013

Super yummy!

Lovely fresh tasting cacao nibs. I use them as my chocolate craving. I will be buying a bag in my next order

Posted by Unknown on 30/05/2014
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Why are there some small shells found in my nibs?

Due to the nature of the product, a small amount of shell fragments may be found. You need to be careful and separate these.

Can I eat cacao nibs directly from the bag?

Yes, like everything you need to eat with moderation. You can use as a superfood snack although you may find they are strong and bitter. You can use as natural chocolate chips in baking and icecream.

Packing Presentations

This product is available in the following packing presentations:

CCNIB-000100 CACAO NIBS 100G 100G 20
CCNIB-000800 CACAO NIBS 800G 800G 4


Cacao Nibs - Raw Organic

800g resealable zip-lock

Cacao Nibs - Raw Organic

4Kg single bag in carton

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Latest News

cacao plantation

Cacao plantation where crops coexist with native plant species making it a sustainable farming practice.

  • February 2013

Cacao trees and other larger native trees coexist in a friendly manner. The larger trees provide the right shade and protection to the smaller Theobroma Cacao, and the Cacao plants maintain the humidity and help conditioning the soil

cacao mayan painting

A painting from the classic Mayan period, shows Centeotl, God of Maize picking a Cacao fruit.

  • July 2014

For native American cultures, the Theobroma Cacao and all foods and drinks made with it were considered sacrad and part religious rituals. Mayan representations corresponding to the Classic Mayan Period (200-900 a.C.) exist in several archeological paintings found in Mesoamerica.