direct from the farm
Sevenhills Wholefoods source our cacao beans from tropical climates in South America, and only those of a premium variety, Criollo. The Theobroma cacao tree is sacred amongst the Mayans and Aztecs. Its fruit, the Cacao bean, is well-known as the basic ingredient in chocolate and has for centuries been forefront in native diets. Cacao beans contain over 300 active substances, including phenyl , ethylamine and serotine .
Cacao beans in their raw form have a high content of antioxidants, and retain all health benefits from their natural state pre-extraction. Cacao Powder is a source of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.
Sevenhills Wholefoods Cacao Powder originates from a passionate supplier who began their business with the aim of producing local, high quality cacao without the large, industrial corporations interfering. The farmers harvest the cacao pods from the cacao trees, which are grown in the optimal conditions. The pods are broken apart and left until the soft flesh surrounding the bean has fermented and run off as liquid. This fermentation process affects the taste of the beans, which lose some bitter flavours, making the beans taste sweeter. The beans are then washed to remove debris and dried. They are then broken into small pieces (nibs). The nibs are pressed to extract the fat content, which is known as Cacao butter, and the resulting ‘cake’ is milled to a fine powder. Our Cacao powder is then sent over to the UK, where it is packaged and shipped out to our awaiting customers.
• Powder from finely ground premium organic cacao beans from Peru.
• Fairtrade - fairer trading conditions and opportunities for producers in developing countries.
• Nutritionally rich, contains many essential minerals.
• 100% pure, UK Soil Association certified Organic, Vegan Society registered, allergen free, gluten free.
• Sevenhills Wholefoods products are widely recommended by the press, with Cacao Powder recommended in the BBC Good Food Magazine.
"Have use this in several recipes for making vegan chocolate. Its quite strong so I found that I had to reduce the quantities in some recipes or it tended to make them bitter. Would buy this again. Think it is good value for money."
The dietary profile has been known a good source of antioxidants, supports the function of the immune system, the reduction of stress, tiredness and fatigue, supports blood circulation and a healthy heart and even to aid in the process of weight loss.
INGREDIENTS: 100% organic Cacao Powder from South America. No colours, binders, fillers or preservatives added.
SUGGESTED USE: Cacao Powder is a versatile food that can be added to many foods, used as a baking ingredient or made into a drink. Sevenhills Wholefoods recommends consuming up to 20g per day.
**N.B. WE MAY USE COMBINATIONS OF OUR SMALLER POUCHES SIZES TO FULFIL ORDERS OF LARGER POUCH SIZES.**