Rainforest Foods Organic Vegan Peruvian Cacao Powder 250g
Cacao is a small, evergreen tree called Theobroma cacao that grows in tropical climates. Our Cacao is of the Criollo variety, which is often called the ¿queen of Cacao due to its high quality. The Cacao fruit pods are grown organically in Peru, where they are harvested by hand. These are broken apart and the pulp surrounding the beans left to ferment and run away.
The fermentation not only removes the pulp but also reduces the beans bitterness. The beans are then cleaned, dried, roasted and peeled, before being ground into Cacao paste. This is pressed, separating it into Cacao butter and Cacao cake. The cake is ground finely into Cacao powder. Cacao is a versatile baking ingredient and a healthy addition to smoothies and desserts.
Dietary & Lifestyle: Kosher, Lactose Free, Vegan, Oat Free, Yeast Free, Wheat Free, Organic, Vegetarian, Milk Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Sesame Free, Soya Free, Peanut Free, Sulphites Free, Shellfish Free, Mustard Free, Celery Free
Rainforest Foods Cacao Powder contributes to the following health benefits:
Since it began, Rainforest Foods' purpose has been to help people combine good nutrition with modern life. Realising that a return to time-rich living close to the land is just not possible, we have sourced a range of wholefoods whose exceptional nutritional richness can support modern lifestyles rather than forcing them to change. We look all around the world for these foods, and have them processed in a way that keeps as much nutrition as possible while making them convenient for you to use.
Some of our products are grown by people living and farming in a traditional manner. We choose suppliers that support these producers, their low-intensity production and their environmentally sustainable practices. Our foods are grown by organic methods, so their nutrition remains uncompromised by chemicals. Nature's Finest Foods ... it's what we do.
All Rainforest Foods products are certified Organic by the Soil Association, indicated by the Soil Association logo and the EU organic leaf symbol on our packaging. All Rainforest Foods products are certified as suitable for vegan use by The Vegan Society.
Rainforest Foods works with Rainforest Concern (charity no. 1028947) to conserve threatened forests; protecting endangered habitats; wildlife and indigenous peoples. For every pack sold, Rainforest Foods will fund the purchase of one square metre of cloud forest in Ecuador.
To keep this product fresh, squeeze the air out of the pack after use, reseal the zip and store in a cool, dark and dry place.
Preparation and Usage
Cacao powder is a versatile ingredient that can be added to many foods, used in baking, smoothies or in warm drinks. Consume two tablespoons per day.
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Cacao powder should not be seen as a substitute for a balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Organic Cacao Powder
Suitable for Vegans
|Typical Values||per 100g|
|of which saturates (g)||6.5|
|of which sugars (g)||1.6|