What are Cacao Nibs?
Cacao Nibs are quite simply raw, unprocessed cocoa beans which have had the outer shell removed and been broken into little pieces. By contrast Cocoa is made from cooked and powdered nibs. Cacao Nibs are rich in minerals, such as magnesium, which is used in protein synthesis, so they make a nutritious, beneficial and tasty snack for the gym goer.
What's good about your Organic Cacao Nibs?
Our Organic Cacao Nibs come from organically grown Ecuadorian cocoa trees. These raw nibs are a fantastic source of minerals and are absolutely packed with antioxidants. Absolutely nothing else is added or taken away, making these a great nutritious snack. One mineral which can be found in abundance in Cacao Nibs is magnesium, an element involved in everything from energy production to protein synthesis. Worryingly, a large proportion of the population have an inadequate intake of this essential mineral, so snacking on our Organic Cacao Nibs is a great way to increase your magnesium intake.
What do your Cacao Nibs taste like?
They have a lovely rich, yet subtle chocolate flavour, not too dissimilar to dark chocolate. However, Organic Cacao Nibs contain none of the added sugars of chocolate and can be eaten on their own as a guilt-free delicious snack. Cacao Nibs can be added into both sweet and savoury dishes, so these can be enjoyed at any time of day.
What are the possible health benefits of consuming Cacao?
Cacao was first recorded as being consumed by the Mayans who considered it to be a "drink of the gods". Cacao is associated with all sorts of health benefits, which include, but are not limited to anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective and cardio-protective effects. There is still a lot of research taking place on cacao, however, the health implications so far look great.
What goes well with Raw Organic Cacao Nibs?
Try mixing Cacao Nibs with our Whole Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds for a delicious way to increase your micronutrient intake.