Raw cacao has been enjoyed for its healthy and invigorating properties in South American cultures for thousands of years. Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder is made from the finest organic cacao beans that are hand-selected in Peru and milled at low temperatures to protect the nutrients and flavor. Raw cacao powder is a delicious 100% dark chocolate source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron and fiber. This healthy, single ingredient product provides all of the rich chocolate taste without the extra sugar and industrial processing that can compromise chocolate’s nutritional value and true taste. Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder instantly transforms smoothies, desserts, pies, yogurt, ice cream, and more into healthy chocolate indulgence.
Cacao is known to be one of nature’s most abundant sources of antioxidants, including flavonols. It’s also a plentiful source of magnesium and iron. Although cacao contains a small amount of caffeine, as well as other stimulants including theobromine, it primarily provides energy through its potent antioxidants and other nutrients that promote blood circulation and oxygenation in the body. Cacao also provides notable quantities of several "good mood" phytochemicals including anandamine and phenylethylamine, which are unique alkaloid chemicals that can help you feel happy.
Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder is made from the highest quality Peruvian cacao beans that are hand-selected by our partners. After undergoing a partial fermentation process to remove bitterness, the beans are cold pressed and the antioxidant-rich cacao fiber is separated away from the fragrant cacao butter at low temperatures and without the use of solvents or chemicals. The fibrous cake is then finely milled into our luxurious cacao powder. Product of Peru, packed in the USA.
The mission of Navitas Naturals is to provide the finest organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Our products are certified organic, kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, and raw. Harvested from around the world, Navitas Naturals superfoods are a diverse whole-food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and other key nutrients. We use methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and flavor.
Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder has a deep dark chocolate flavor and a fine texture that is easy to blend into a wide variety of hot and cold recipes. We suggest adding it to smoothies, desserts, drinks (hot chocolate), ice cream, yogurt, and granola, or make your own chocolate bars. The last Aztec emperor is said to have preferred his cacao to be blended with Atole or coarse corn flour and whisked into a rich foamy brew flavored with chilies, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Try this dairy-free version of a classic recipe. In a small saucepan, heat all the ingredients over low until mixture is warm. Wisk to combine the mixture thoroughly, or briefly whip it in a blender. Tip: hemp milks and almond milks can have varying levels of sweetness, so try adjusting the quantity of coconut palm sugar to your liking. This recipe yields 1 serving.
- 1/2 tsp Mesquite Powder
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder
- 1 Cup unsweetened Almond Milk (or Hemp Milk)