Organic Cacao
Butter

Criollo & Trinitario

SKU
5399-bio
Organic cacao butter made from a premium blend of fine criollo and trinitario raw cacao beans. 100% cacao, directly sourced from a renowned fine cacao finca in San Martín, Peru. Gently processed and mechanically cold pressed hand-picked cacao beans from local farmers with decades of experience. Purely plant-based and unrefined cacao butter. Especially rich in saturated and unsaturated plant fats with the full natural fatty acid profile of the cacao bean. Gluten-, lactose-, and soy-free. Natural caffeine. Vegan, no additives. 200g
  • Premium cacao butter in a signature blend of the fine criollo and trinitario varieties
  • Single origin: exclusively from a renowned fine cacao finca in San Martín, Peru
  • Pioneers in sustainable, organic cacao cultivation in cooperation with smallholder farmers
  • Over 25 year old cacao orchard (Theobroma cacao L.) in a natural environment
  • 100% cacao powder: unrefined and without additives
  • Natural fatty acid profile of the cacao bean, rich in valuable unsaturated fatty acids
  • Careful hand-harvesting and gentle cold pressing of ripe cacao fruits
  • Cacao butter obtained mechanically from the so-called cacao mass (paste) of ground cacao nibs - No refinement or extraction
  • Absolutely no pesticides
  • 100% free from sweeteners, sugars, and preservatives
€10.90
200g
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SKU
5399-bio
€5.45 / 100g
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Finest Origin - Highest Grade

  • Premium cacao butter in a signature blend of the fine criollo and trinitario varieties
  • Single origin: exclusively from a renowned fine cacao finca in San Martín, Peru
  • Pioneers in sustainable, organic cacao cultivation in cooperation with smallholder farmers
  • Over 25 year old cacao orchard (Theobroma cacao L.) in a natural environment
  • 100% cacao powder: unrefined and without additives
  • Natural fatty acid profile of the cacao bean, rich in valuable unsaturated fatty acids
  • Careful hand-harvesting and gentle cold pressing of ripe cacao fruits
  • Cacao butter obtained mechanically from the so-called cacao mass (paste) of ground cacao nibs
  • No refinement or extraction
  • Suitable as a butter substitute for baking
  • Absolutely no pesticides

How are we different?

Our cacao products are directly sourced from certified organic cultivation in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. The single origin raw cacao beans are grown at a renowned fine cacao finca in San Martín. This cooperative of small farmers strongly supports regional development and local environmental protection. With their 25 years of experience, they are considered pioneers in sustainable cacao cultivation in Peru. Both cultivation and working conditions are fair, and natural resources are used sparingly and conscientiously. Larger plantations often do not adhere to such standards, and instead may employ pesticides, unsustainable land practices, and unfair working conditions for the local population.

Many cacao products as well as the majority of cacao raw products for mass chocolate production are exclusively made from the lucrative trinitario cacao variety due to its ease of cultivation. The more exclusive and significantly more expensive criollo variety is predominantly used for premium products because it has a more mild flavour with nut and fruit aromas. Our premium organic cacao butter is a perfect combination of both, and achieves a balance between the potent flavour of trinitario and the mildness of criollo. Our butter does not contain any sugar, sweetener, or milk products, and as such offers a tasty delight made from 100% pure cacao.

During the harvest period, exclusively ripe cacao is carefully picked by hand. The cacao fruit is then cut open so that the seeds can be removed, and then dried and fermented in the sun. This stage of production is very important because the optimal temperature and air flow contribute significantly to the development of aroma. Gently roasting at temperatures below 45°C disrupts the fermentation process while maintaining the raw quality of the cacao seeds, also referred to as cacao beans. Large-scale production often does not allow enough time for this stage, and instead the seeds are roasted at higher temperatures more quickly and at the expense of valuable nutrients.

For our cacao butter, the cacao seeds are peeled and mechanically chopped into nibs, which are then ground into a cacao mass. Mechanically cold-pressing the mass ensures that the cacao butter is separated without using chemical extraction or further refining the raw mass. Our cacao butter is 100% composed of the plant fats of the cacao mass.

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  • Our select raw materials are the basis of all our formulations
  • Gentle on-site processing
  • High-quality production (freeze drying, cold pressing)
  • No artificial additives (no artificial flavours/sweeteners or artificial vitamin C)
  • Complete avoidance of all unnecessary additives and adjuvants
  • We voluntarily declare all ingredients
  • Systematic quality testing in independent laboratories
  • Amber glass and compostable pouches used for packaging
  • Packaged in the EU according to HACCP, GMP and ISO 22000:2018 standards
  • Stored in non-toxic containers
  • Shipped in mineral oil-free boxes
  • All products guaranteed 100% free from magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, nanoparticles (no legal opportunism), genetic engineering, artificial colours and flavours, titanium dioxide and added sugar & sweeteners

Cacao

Cacao has a history reaching back some 4,000 years in South and North America where it has been cultivated by many different indigenous cultures. From the Olmecs to Mayans and Aztecs, cacao was revered within various traditions as a divine gift and even used as a form of currency. While the word "cacao" originates from the Mayan term "kakaw", the word "chocolate" is derived from the Nahuatl term "xocóatl". Though these terms resemble one another phonetically, xocóatl (meaning "bitter water") was an Aztec drink made from cacao nibs and spices which does not compare to modern-day chocolate. Rather, this bitter drink was offered by the Aztec emperor Montezuma to the Spanish conquistador Cortés, who in turn introduced cacao to the Spanish court. Spanish and Italian makers of the drink adapted the recipe by adding significant amounts of sugar, which gave rise to what is nowadays known as "chocolate".

The scientific name for the plant, Theobroma cacao, reflects cacao's image as a divine gift and means "food of the gods". The special phytochemicals within cacao, known as theobromin, are alkaloids with stimulating properties and a molecular structure similar to caffeine. In its raw, unroasted state, cacao contains a range of other compounds including polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.

Our cacao butter is made from a blend of the less bitter and aromatic criollo variety and the slightly more bitter trinitario variety.

Cultivation and Processing

Both criollo and trinitario cacao trees are grown in small, natural plantations. The criollo, meaning "native", is a less common variety of cacao that is milder and more aromatic. This tree, however, produces fewer fruits and is more susceptible to illness and pests than other cacao species. The more resilient forastero, meaning "foreign", variety is more resilient if less aromatic. The cross-breed trinitario is a hybrid of criollo and forastero that produces more fruits than the criollo and is more aromatic than the forastero. The tandem cultivation of criollo and trinitario guarantees that the small plantations will bring a sustainable yield for the small cacao farmers.

The sustainably managed cacao plantations in the region of San Martín in the Peruvian Amazon have been cultivated by smallholder farmers for over 25 years. The orchards are surrounded by indigenous plants and animals and belong to the oldest certified organic plantations in Peru.

The harvest of the ripe cacao fruit (also called a pod) takes place twice a year from April to September and from November to February. The ripe and fragile cacao fruits are picked by hand with great care. Then the fruits are opened to remove the seeds (also called beans). The individual seeds are then laid out on tarps to dry, but not fermented. After drying, the seeds are roasted at 45°C or less, then mechanically shelled and chopped into nibs.

To make our cacao butter, the nibs are finely ground into a cacao mass. The cacao mass is mechanically cold pressed so that the cacao butter and dry cacao mass separate without the use of chemical solvents. The cacao butter consists of the pure plant-based fat of the cacao seeds and is not refined.

Nutritional Values

Ingredients: 100% Organic Cacao Butter.

Nutritional Values

Average Nutritional Values / 100g:
Energy  3862 kJ / 923 kcal
Fat 100,0g
    of which saturates 70,0g
  of which unsaturated fatty acids 30,0g
Carbohydrate -
    of which sugars -
Fibre -
Protein -
Salt -

 

Organic Certification

Uses

Preparation

For everyday consumption. Suitable as a butter substitute in baking recipes.

Allergies

May contain traces of peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. Free from other allergens according to VO (EG) Nr. 89/2003 (German Government Ordinance 89/2003)

Storage

Store in a dry place, sealed airtight.

Product Details

Ingredients
100% Organic Cacao Butter
Origin From certified organic cultivation, hand-picked in San Martín, Peru
Processing In-house production in Europe Packaging in the EU according to HACCP, GMP / ISO 22000:2018 standards Finished products stored in non-toxic containers Shipping in mineral oil-free boxes
Packaging Environmentally friendly packaging: 100% biodegradable and compostable (starch, cellulose, paper)

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Our Philosophy

For thousands of years, cultures all over the world have been using medicinal plants and nutritious foods to naturally foster and maintain vitality and good health.

With our products, we try to emulate this ancient wisdom as much as possible.

Consequently, our philosophy is simple: everything we do meets the highest standards of quality and purity; our focus is on organic and natural ingredients.

We follow this philosophy with meticulous care on all levels and down to every last detail.

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