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Rainforest Foods Organic Cacao Powder 250g

4.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Made from high quality Peruvian Criollo Cacao beans, rich in antioxidants.
  • A versatile baking ingredient and a healthy addition to smoothies and desserts.
  • Dairy Free - GMO Free - Soya Free - Yeast Free Gluten Free No Preservatives
  • Certified organic by the Soil Association and certified Vegan by the Vegan Society.
  • Rainforest Foods will fund the purchase of one square metre of cloud forest in the Neblina Reserve in Ecuador for every pack sold.

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Product Information - What is Cacao?

Cacao, or Cocoa, is the fruit of a small, evergreen tree called Theobroma cacao. It grows in tropical climates, particularly in South America. Cacao is best-known as the base material in chocolate production, but has in recent years become known as a highly nutritious food in its own right.

Cacao is a source of antioxidant flavanoids the cacao flavanoid group is known collectively as flavanols. The antioxidant provision of foods is measured on a scale referred to as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity). Cacao has an exceptionally high ORAC score. It is also significantly rich in magnesium and fats such as Oleic acid, the fat found in olive oil.

A well-known Harvard Medical School study investigated the effects of Cacao on the Kuma Indians of Panama, comparing a group given to drinking large quantities of home-prepared Cacao with another exhibiting more modern dietary habits. The results were startling: put simply, the Cacao-consuming group had much lower rates of stroke, cardiovascular disease and cancer than the other.

Production - How it's made

Rainforest Foods Cacao is produced by organic growers in Peru. It is harvested by hand as pods. These are broken apart and the pulp surrounding the beans allowed to ferment. It eventually runs away as liquid. The fermentation not only removes the pulp but also reduces the beans' bitterness. The beans are then cleaned, dried, roasted and peeled, before being ground into Cacao paste. This is pressed, separating it into Cacao butter and Cacao cake. The cake is ground finely into Cacao powder.

Suggested Use

Cacao powder is a versatile ingredient that can be added to many foods, used in baking, smoothies or in warm drinks. Consume two tablespoons per day.

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Rainforest Foods - Our Values

Since it began, Rainforest Foods' purpose has been to help people combine good nutrition with modern life. Realising that a return to time-rich living close to the land is just not possible, we have sourced a range of wholefoods whose exceptional nutritional richness can support modern lifestyles rather than forcing them to change. We look all around the world for these foods, and have them processed in a way that keeps as much nutrition as possible while making them convenient for you to use.

Some of our products are grown by people living and farming in a traditional manner. We choose suppliers that support these producers, their low-intensity production and their environmentally sustainable practices. Our foods are grown by organic methods, so their nutrition remains uncompromised by chemicals. Nature's Finest Foods it's what we do.

Organic and Vegan Certification

All Rainforest Foods products are organically certified by the Soil Association, a UK organic certification body. Soil Association certification - indicated by the Soil Association logo and the EU organic leaf symbol on our packaging - is a guarantee that our customers are purchasing an organic product.

All Rainforest Foods products are certified as suitable for vegan use by The Vegan Society.

Rainforest Concern - Giving back

As part of its social responsibility programme, Rainforest Foods aims to raise awareness of the environmental and social change that is affecting many of the world's rainforest regions. We do this by promoting the work of one of the leading charities that operates in this field: Rainforest Concern.

For every pack we sell, Rainforest Foods will donate funds allowing Rainforest Concern, a UK-based charity, to purchase one square meter of cloud forest, to expand the Neblina Reserve, Ecuador.

Ingredients

Organic Cacao powder

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Product Information

Size: 250g
Product Namefood
Weight250 Grams
Units1 Unit
Storage InstructionsTo keep this product fresh, squeeze the air out of the pack after use, reseal the zip and store in a cool, dark and dry place
Country of originUnited Kingdom
BrandRainforest Foods
Formatpowder
  
Additional Information
ASINB00DF1KI4E
Best Sellers Rank 31,200 in Grocery (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available22 Sept. 2011
  
 

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I recently used this cacao in a recipe for cakes which called for normal cocoa powder, and I was worried it might make them bitter but it just has a perfect chocolatey taste. I will continue to use this in recipes in place of cocoa powder and hope for great results in the future!
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Great tasting cocao powder. Quite bitter (even more so than usual) however I like this. Has a rich dark texture (again, more so than the average). Good value for the money. I use in protein shakes and smoothies for the gym and makes them taste great. Highly recommended.
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This is brilliant for adding to smoothies etc. I've bought many different brands of cacao, but this is my favourite so far. I will definitely be buying this on a regular basis now. It gives a lovely chocolate flavour to everything, and it's a superfood - great!
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Great mixed with yogurt and a little manuka honey. Also makes a FABULOUS hot chocolate! I'm sure there are lots of things you could use this for, but I don't want to waste it in baking! Well worth the money.
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This cacao is a very hight quality product. Amazing and delicious to use in many things in the kitchen. A must buy
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A great quality Cacao powder from Rainforest foods. I would totally recommend you buying it. It's a good sized packet that last for ages.
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Organic Cacao Powder is great added to fruit or used in baking but I prefer to use it raw and gain all of the benefits
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Excellent source and quality, tastes good in my coffee.
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