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Rainforest Foods Organic Cacao Powder 250g
- 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.
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.
Also available Rainforest Foods Organic Cacao Nibs
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.
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Not as strong a chocolatey flavour as I hoped but fine when blended with some other cocoa powder. Arrived quickly.Published 19 months ago by Denise
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