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Cacao nibs Criollo 250g, organic


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SKU: 50300250
7,50 €
Cacao nibs Theobroma cacao Cacao is an evergreen tree as tall as 4-8 metres and grows in deep tropical countries of central and southern America. Cacao is a well known food for at least 3000 years. The seeds inside of a pod consists cacao beans, which are used to make cacao mass, nibs, cacao powder etc. The cacao beans look similar to coffee beans. Because cocoa beans were famous for their health benefits and aphrodisiacal properties, they were as valuable as currency. Description These are actually chopped cacao beans, so they are like chocolate chips but with no artficial sugar or fats. Of course they contain all of the fiber, fat, and nutrients like cacao beans.but a little less sweet. You still get all the nutrients and antioxidant power of cacao beans. Benefits Raw (or minimally-processed) cacao beans are superfoods. Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate - more than 20 times than that of blueberries. There are many benefits including cacao into your meals, because it´s rich in antioxidants and said to be have the highest source of magnesium of all foods. Magnesium is a mineral needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in our bodies, and cacao nibs contain 272 milligrams per 100 grams. Thanks to its high magnesium content, along with the effects of epicatechin, cacao improves muscle structure and enhances nerve function. Cacao is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, cholesterol-free saturated fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, natural carbohydrates, and protein that make it an excellent source of nutrients. Cacao beans are also rich in iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, and manganese. Iron deficiency has side effects like fatigue and malaise. Thankfully, iron is abundant in cacao! To better ensure proper absorption, pair it with a good vitamin C source like a piece of fruit. In addition, clinical studies have proved that fiber found i