Cacao Powder - Raw Organic

Source of Minerals and Antioxidants

  • organic raw cacao powder
  • 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

The true taste of Cacao from the Mayan landscape

Our Cacao Powder, is obtained from premium Criollo Cacao Beans grown in the Mayan region of Southeast Mexico. 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 this Aztec and Mayan superfood obtained from premium quality Cacao Beans organically grown in their land of origin.

You can buy Organic Raw Cacao Powder in New Zealand through our online store. If you would like to buy wholesale please contact us through our wholesale enquiry form.

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More information about Cacao Butter will be available here.

cacao growers

Our Cacao is cultivated in the Mayan region of Southeast Mexico (Tabasco and Veracruz). Cacao products are sourced both from this region in Mexico as well as from Peru. 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 and ground to produce Cacao Paste. During this process, part of the Cacao Paste is 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 Raw Cocoa, rich in all the nutrients and aroma of the Theobroma Cacao - Food of the Gods.

Cacao Powder Nutrition Table Per Serve (2g) Per 100g
Energy 24.6kJ 12296kJ
Protein 0.5g 25g
Fat-total 0.22g 11g
   - saturated 0.12g 6g
Carbohydrate 1.1g 55g
 Sodium 0g 4mg

Best Raw Cacao!!!.

I have tried over 10 different raw cacao powder all around the world! Only this cacao powder reach that point, when I could say, this is quality!!! As a raw chef, I use cacao for smoothies, desserts and of course for chocolates.

Posted by Georgina on 31/05/2012

Awsome to make chocolate with!

I have a sweet tooth but I don't like to eat commercial chocolate. I make chocolate with this product using 5 tablespoons cacao, 5 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, and 5 tablespoons of sunflower seeds. It's the best chocolate and I eat half a block every day!

Posted by Nicole on 23/08/2012

Delicious Cocoa!

This is the best tasting cocoa for hot chocolate - rich and a bit fruity. Also great for cakes.

Posted by James L. on 29/11/2011
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Further Reading Article TBA TBA

Is Cacao Powder the same as Cocoa Powder?

There is a very likely version that somewhere in the early 15th century there seems to be a typo with the traslation into English from the Spanish word "Cacao", written "Cocoa" (which is also pronuounced easier in English). Yes it is the same thing.


What is the orgin of the word Cacao?

The origin is from the Nauhatl (language of the Aztec culture): cacao, cacaocuahuitl.
In Mayan language, the word is slightly differnt but very similar in sound: kakaw, kahau, haa, yau.

Packing Presentations

This product is available in the following packing presentations:


CODE DESCRIPTION UNIT SIZE U/BOX
CCPWD-000125 CACAO POWDER 125G 500G 20
CCPWD-000250 CACAO POWDER 250G 250G 20
CCPWD-001000 CACAO POWDER 1KG 1 KG 5
CCPWD-025000 CACAO BUTTER 25KG 25 KG EA

Presentations

Cacao Powder - Raw Organic

125g Zip-lock kraft bag

Cacao Powder - Raw Organic

250g Zip-lock kraft bag

Cacao Powder - Raw Organic

25kg Kraft bag

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Latest News

a young cacao plantation

Cacao plantation in Southeast Mexico 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 in ceramic

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 Southeast Mexico.