After harvesting the cocoa fruits from the cocoa tree the fruits are opened and the fresh beans taken out.
During the fermentation process the fruit pulp is reduced. The fermented cocoa beans are then dried, cleaned and pre-roasted, broken and cleaned once more.
The broken cocoa beans are alkalised by adding calcium carbonates, then roasted, cooled down and ground. The result is the cocoa mass. This cocoa mass is pressed until the fat content comes to the declared level. Besides the separated cocoa
butter remains the solid components that are crushed, ground and stabilized (by cooling down, warming up, cooling down) and result in cocoa powder.
Great for homemade chocolate making, baking or mixing up in a warm drink or smoothie. Cocoa/Cacao is Rich in plant polyphenols, specifically flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties. Cocoa/Cacao also contains minerals including Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc.
Organic Cocoa powder (made from organic Cocoa beans)