NATURAL 100% CACAO POWDER

Cacao has been consumed for its superfood healthy properties for generations in Latin American cultures.

Food Thoughts Natural Cacao Powder is non alkalized and prepared naturally to ensure it retains health giving nutrients such as Magnesium & Iron.   It is a natural source of flavanols and antioxidants, fibre & protein.

The intense chocolate flavour makes Food Thoughts Natural Cacao Powder an ideal healthier baking alternative for cakes, cookies, brownies.   Also delicious in smoothies, hot chocolate drinks or sprinkled on your breakfast.

  • Natural source of flavanols, antioxidants, fibre and protein
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Soy free
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Kosher

INGREDIENTS: Organic Natural Cacao Powder (100%). Cacao traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards, total 100%.

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NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Energy 1634kJ / 332kcal
Fat 21.0g
of which saturates 13.2g
Carbohydrates 12.4g
of which sugars 0.3g
Fibre 30.8g
Protein 22.3g
Salt 0.1g
Energy 1749kl/418kcal
Fat 21.0g
of which saturates 13.2g
Carbohydrates 14.5g
of which sugars 0.3g
Fibre 31.0g
Protein 28.1g
Salt 0.2g
Calcium 131mg
Magnesium 510mg
Iron 30mg
Energy 2619kl/625kcal
Fat 53.0g
of which saturates 32.0g
Carbohydrates 25.0g
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 17.0g
Protein 12.0g
Salt 0g
Calcium 150mg
Potassium 490mg
Magnesium 240mg
Iron 2.7mg

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NATURAL CACAO POWDER RETAINS MANY HEALTH BENEFITS

This superfood contains a variety of healthy properties; it is one of the richest sources of:

flavanols

Flavanols that help to maintain the elasticity of blood vessels which will support overall blood circulation and promote cardio vascular health.

magnesium

Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, it keeps your heart beating and helps build a healthy immune system.

antioxidant

Antioxidants help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals in the body, known to be effective in warding off aging- related diseases.

iron

Iron helps your body to make haemoglobin which is the protein found in red blood cells that carries oxygen around your body and gives blood its red colour. It will help with daily energy levels, mental clarity and the ability to focus.

fibre

Fibre is an important part of healthy balanced diet and many people do not get enough in their daily diet. It can help prevent heart disease and diabetes and also improves digestive health.

Many bigger brands need to use alkali with the Dutching process to darken the cocoa and standardise the taste, as often it is sourced from many different places. Unfortunately the phyto nutrients, particularly polyphenol and flavanols are modified or destroyed at alkaline pH by the Dutching processing, resulting in up to 80% less flavanols**

CAN CACAO BE RAW?

All cacao beans need to be roasted at a temperature sufficient to remove bacteria from the fermentation process and bring out the chocolate flavour so technically speaking there should be no such thing as ‘raw’ cacao powder. Food Thoughts Natural Cacao Powder is roasted very lightly over a long period of time and not alkalised at all to ensure it maintains the essential nutrients.

ADVANTAGES OF NATURAL CACAO POWDER

Natural Cacao Powder
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Heavily Alkalised Cocoa
  • Processed with Alkali (Dutching)
  • Potassium Carbonate biproduct
  • Nutrients reduced
  • Flavanol levels reduced
  • Fibre & Protein levels reduced

CAN CACAO BE RAW?

All cacao beans need to be roasted at a temperature sufficient to remove bacteria from the fermentation process and bring out the chocolate flavour so technically speaking there should be no such thing as ‘raw’ cacao powder. Food Thoughts Natural Cacao Powder is roasted very lightly over a long period of time and not alkalised at all to ensure it maintains the essential nutrients.

ADVANTAGES OF NATURAL CACAO POWDER

Natural Cacao Powder
vs image
Heavily Alkalised Cocoa
  • Processed with Alkali (Dutching)
  • Potassium Carbonate biproduct
  • Nutrients reduced
  • Flavanol levels reduced
  • Fibre & Protein levels reduced