Wild Cocoa Powder, 12 oz. - Wholesale
RAW COLD PROCESSED CACAO POWDER
Combine our Wild Chocolate powder with some Wild Cocoa Butter and a dash of preferred sweetener and you have the foundation for all kinds of yummy and nutritious recipes!
A TRUE SUPERFOOD
Wild Chocolate Powder is full of Antioxidants, Flavonoids, Fiber, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Chromium, and Phosphorus.
Our cocoa powder is FREE of the 8 major food allergens: Milk, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Wheat, Fish, Peanuts, Shellfish, and Soy.
Cocoa vs. Cacao: What's the difference?
Cocoa powder is processed differently from cacao powder and is the dried solid that remains from the fermented, dried, roasted cacao beans. To make cocoa, cacao beans are usually roasted and then crushed into nibs ready for use in chocolate products.
Cacao powder, often labeled as raw cacao powder, is the least processed form of the beans, retaining the nutritional properties of cacao seeds. It is often unroasted and it is not treated with alkalizing agents. Cacao may also refer to the plant's beans and a particular type of product made with the beans. Cacao is a beverage made of powdered beans from the cacao plant or a few other products. Cocoa, in contrast, is a processed chocolate product, like the chocolate bars and powders that are widely available.
The Health Benefits of Cacao
- Cacao is a powerful antioxidant
Cacao contains flavonoids called catechins which have been shown to improve heart health, reduce blood pressure, and promote brain health. In addition, cacao has an antioxidant capacity that is five times greater than vitamin C!
Drinking chocolate with cocoa powder added provides a healthy dose of antioxidants since the cocoa powder is high in flavonoids. Cocoa also contains magnesium which can help regulate blood sugar levels. Chocolate also contains more potassium than any other fruit or vegetable!
- Cacao may improve heart health
Studies have shown that cacao can protect the heart against cardiovascular disease, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. One study even found that cocoa flavanols (the main constituents of cacao) could lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.
- Cacao may help you lose weight
Cacao is high in calories but low in fat, making it an ideal food for weight loss. In addition to being calorie-dense, cacao is also rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which are believed to play a role in helping you burn calories and fat. Additionally, consuming cacao regularly has been linked with decreased cortisol levels, a stress hormone that can contribute to weight gain.