Cacao nibs are made by milling cacao beans.
100% pure crushed Peruvian cacao beans. Rich, decadent and raw with a deep chocolatey aroma that will weaken your knees,
Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes and removes the fat (cacao butter). The cacao beans are the. Crushed into small fragments.
The nibs are a handy size to substitute for chocolate chips. Sprinkle on yoghurt, cakes, into your smoothie, add to bliss balls, granola and biscuits. They are cute, tiny, superfood goodness!
What are the health benefits of raw cacao?
Lowers insulin resistance.
Protects your nervous system: Cacao is high in resveratrol, a potent antioxidant also found in red wine, known for its ability to cross your blood-brain barrier to help protect your nervous system. Shields nerve cells from damage.
Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and lowers blood pressure.
Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease: The antioxidants found in cacao help to maintain healthy levels of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the body. Although NO has heart benefiting qualities, such as relaxing blood vessels and reducing blood pressure, it also produces toxins. The antioxidants in cacao neutralises these toxins, protecting your heart and preventing against disease.
Guards against toxins: As a potent antioxidant, cacao can repair the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. In fact cacao contains far more antioxidants per 100g than acai, goji berries and blueberries. Antioxidants are responsible for 10% of the weight of raw cacao.
Boosts your mood: Cacao can increase levels of certain neurotransmitters that promote a sense of well-being. And the same brain chemical that is released when we experience deep feelings of love – phenylethylamine – is found in chocolate.
It is rich in minerals: Magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper and manganese.