Organic Cacao
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5398-bio
Organic cacao powder 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. Premium raw quality with a flavour balanced between rich and dark and mild, naturally sweet chocolate. Gently processed and mechanically cold pressed, hand-picked cacao beans from local farmers with decades of experience. Rich in plant protein, fibre, and many minerals and trace elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, selenium, zinc, and manganese). Gluten-, lactose-, and soy-free. Natural caffeine. Vegan, no additives. 300g
  • Finely milled organic cacao powder 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: de-oiled
  • Careful hand-harvesting and gentle cold pressing of ripe cacao fruits
  • Cacao powder obtained mechanically from the cacao mass (paste) of ground cacao nibs
  • Not alkalised and therefore lighter, with a natural acidity
  • Intensely authentic cacao taste; natural with a strong aroma
  • Rich in plant protein and fibre
  • 100% free from sweeteners, sugars and preservatives
  • Vegan, gluten-, lactose- and soy-free
€12.90
300g
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SKU
5398-bio
€4.30 / 100g
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Finest Origin - Highest Grade

  • Finely milled organic cacao powder 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: de-oiled
  • Careful hand-harvesting and gentle cold pressing of ripe cacao fruits
  • Cacao powder obtained mechanically from the cacao mass (paste) of ground cacao nibs
  • Not alkalised and therefore lighter with natural acidity
  • Intensely authentic cacao taste; natural with a strong aroma
  • Rich in plant protein and fibre
  • Natural fatty acid profile of the cacao bean
  • High natural concentration of potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, selenium and manganese
  • Natural caffeine: 230mg per 200g
  • Absolutely no pesticides
  • Suitable for raw consumption

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 powder is a perfect combination of both, and achieves a balance between the potent flavour of trinitario and the mildness of criollo. Our powder 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 powder, the cacao seeds are peeled and mechanically chopped into nibs, which are then ground into a cacao mass. Conventional production frequently also includes alkalisation with alkaline salts such as potassium or sodium carbonate to reduce the naturally sour and bitter taste of certain species of cacao. We do not alkalise our cacao nibs because we wish to preserve the full natural aroma of our high-quality cacao. Our powder is also a lighter colour because it is not alkalised. Cold-pressing ensures that the cacao butter is separated from the dry mass which becomes the cacao powder.

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  • Pure superfoods from the world’s best terroirs
  • Sourced directly from traditional farms
  • Always certified organic or sustainably wildcrafted
  • Raw materials sourced exclusively from premium suppliers who are committed to fair working conditions
  • 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 is rich in a range of other compounds including polyphenols, vitamins and minerals.

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

Region and Processing

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 cacao powder, 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. The cacao powder is then made from the de-oiled cacao mass.

Conventional production frequently also includes alkalisation with alkaline salts such as potassium or sodium carbonate to reduce the naturally sour and bitter taste of the cacao. We do not alkalise our cacao because we wish to preserve the full natural aroma of the cacao that the farmers have so carefully nurtured.

Nutritional Values

Ingredients: 100% Organic Cacao Powder from Raw Cacao.
Contains: 300g

Average Nutritional Values / 100g
Energy  1803 kJ / 431 kcal
Fat 9,7g
  of which saturates 5,3g
Carbohydrate 6,5g
    of which sugars 0,9g
Fibre 25,0g
Protein 18,0g
Salt

 

Organic Certification

Uses

Serving Suggestion

For everyday consumption.

Allergies

Free from allergens according to VO (EG) Nr. 89/2003 (German Government Ordinance 89/2003).

Packaging

Flavour protective, food safe, BPA-free standing zipper-pouch.

Storage

Store in a dry place, sealed airtight.

Product Details

Ingredients
100% Organic Cacao Powder from Raw Cacao.
Origin From certified organic cultivation, Peru
Production 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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