Offering a rich deep chocolate flavour, cacao nibs are small chips made from crushed cacao beans. Our organic raw cacao nibs have undergone minimal processing ensuring maximum nutrients from the raw cacao bean is preserved.
Also known as Theobroma cacao, the cacao plant originates from fertile forests surrounding the Amazon River in South America, where it can still be found growing wild today. The small densely branched trees from the understory of the rainforest thrive in the humid shady environment and nutrient rich soil surrounding the river. Cacao can only grow in a small belt close to equator, known as the ?cocoa belt?. It requires a constant climate, with a perfect combination of the temperatures and rainfall each month.
Cacao beans have been prized by native Mesoamericans for centuries and were even once used as a form of currency in the pre-Columbian era. Today cacao is prized for both its taste and nutritional qualities. Rich in theobromine, cacao has a long list of associated benefits including increasing energy, improving circulation, and boosting mood. Sourced from cacao?s native homeland Peru, our organic raw cacao nibs offer a delicious and nutritious alternative to chocolate.