Cacao beans, the seeds of an Amazonian fruit tree, are the staple ingredient in all chocolate and cocoa products. These raw nibs, originating from the premium, most flavourful, criollo variety, are simply shelled and crushed chocolate beans.
Suggested Uses: All the work has been done for you. Simply consume as a snack as is, grind with coffee, or add to smoothies, coffee, icecream, muesli, cookie batter/trail mix as the ultimate, decadent topping. Have a look at our http://www.coconutmagic.com/recipes/sugar-free-sweets-treats.html[recipe page] to see how they can be used as a fantastic, healthy chocolate chip substitute in sweet treats.
These raw cacao nibs are simply the crushed beans of the premium, most flavourful, criollo variety of Amazonian fruit tree. Cacao was a culinary treasure to Mesoamericans for thousands of years and used frequently for its superior nutritional profile and delicious chocolate flavour. These nibs a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber and make a great addition to any snack or desert.
Cacao beans are one of nature's richest sources of magnesium. These nibs are also a fantastic source of dietary fibre and iron. The alkaloids theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine contained in cacao nibs are known to boost mood and induce feelings of love .... definitely a feel good food!
How to Use
Enjoy cacao nibs are a snack straight out of the packet, or add them to trail mixes, raw creations, cookies, smoothies and ice cream. They make a great topping and provide a delicious crunch.