Raw Cacao Powder
12 oz. (340 g)
This elite quality certified organic raw cacao powder is made from the same volcanic-soil grown heirloom cacao trees as the cacao beans we use in our chocolate. As soon as you open the bag, you will instantly recognize the same rich chocolate aroma that hits you when you open a box of our chocolates.
There are many varieties of cacao on the market, most of which come from hybrid plants known as CCN-51. CCN-51 trees are very small and able to grow in open fields and produce an inferior quality cacao. Unlike the CCN-51 plant, the heirloom trees Arriba Nacional trees that our cacao comes from can only grow in an intact forest environment and produce the highest quality cacao in the world. Because they require this intact forest environment to grow, by consuming this kind of cacao, you are helping to incentivize local people to protect the rainforest and act as its' environmental stewards.
In addition to being the highest food source of antioxidants, cacao is also the highest food source of magnesium and chromium- 2 minerals that our western diets often do not provide enough of. Additionally, this food is naturally sugar-free and gluten-free.