Cacao Butter Block Organic
History and Origins of Cacao
Cacao (Theobroma) was first harvested by the Olmecs in Mexico as early as 1000 B.C. At that time it was mainly used for fortifying drinks. Over the years, the Mayas and the Aztecs adopted this use in their cultures. Cocoa became part of ceremonial rituals and cocoa beans were a means of payment. In the 16th century, the Spanish brought cocoa to Europe.
In the mid-17th century, it became a popular drink. Cocoa trees were introduced to Asia and West Africa through colonies of various European countries, as there was a rising demand for chocolate in Europe.
The cocoa bean is the raw material used in the production of chocolate. These cocoa beans originate from the tropical climates of South America (Ecuador). The Theobroma cacao tree is sacred to the Mayans and Aztecs. The cacao beans from the tree are harvested by hand and the raw beans are then cleaned in natural water and selected for the best quality. This process ensures that the nutritional values are retained, without any additives.
Cocoa trees produce pods, these pods contain 20 to 40 beans. These beans are removed from the pods and fermented in the sun. Then they are sorted and further dried, so the water is extracted and it gets its delicious aroma.
Next, the beans are separated from their husks and in 10 hours they are ground into a fine paste, called cacao liqueur. This paste is then pressed to separate the fat from the rest. The fat is cocoa butter, the rest is further processed into cocoa powder. The butter is solidified and poured into blocks.
Cocoa butter is great for making your own chocolate. You can also use cocoa butter to make your smoothie or dessert creamier. In addition, it is very good for the skin, which is why it is used in many personal care products. The recommended daily quantity is 5-10 g.
Premium Cacao Butter Block Organic
Cacao Butter Block Organic from Holyflavours is an organically certified product of premium quality. Thanks to this certificate, you know that what you buy has been created with an eye and care for people and nature.
The organic superfoods we select come from various regions of the world. All products are checked in Europe and often also packaged.
The ORGANIC quality mark stands for 100% controlled organic and reliable. These ingredients are therefore guaranteed free of all kinds of additives such as sugars, fats and comply with all European pesticide requirements. The quality of our products is regularly checked.
|Recommended Use||5-10g per day. Please consult your doctor before taking any nutrient-dense products.|
|Country of cultivation||Peru|
|Private Label possible?||No|
|Energy (kcal/kJ)||896 kcal / 3685 KJ|
|Saturated Fats||60.6 g|
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