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Roasted Cacao Nibs

Crunchy, cocoa-y and nutrient-rich!

If you desire a less-sweet chocolate alternative to add some flavor and crunch to your food, our single origin Esmeraldas Cacao Nibs are for you!  Add them to smoothies, salads, oatmeal, trail mix or baked goods for substance and great taste.  When you’re finished, simply toss the biodegradable bag into your compost or garden and reuse the jar!  These freshly roasted, nutrient-rich Cacao Nibs are full of flavor and a great addition to any meal.

About Our Fine Flavor, Single Origin Cacao Nibs

Just as we handcraft our award-winning Esmeraldas chocolate, we use the same high-quality, premium flavor approach to make these Cacao Nibs.  We source our Esmeraldas cacao beans from the Salazar family in Same, Ecuador.  The Salazars’ handpicked three Nacional cacao varietals to plant on their farm and also built their own fermentation and drying facility.  This exceptional level of control of the entire harvest and post-harvest process results in exceptionally flavorful beans.  At our Massachusetts farm we carefully sort, roast with a custom profile, crack and winnow our Esmeraldas cacao, yielding flavorful, nutrient-rich cacao nibs.  There are no additives or preservatives whatsoever.

Nibs are the crushed seeds of the cacao fruit.

Instead of turning these nibs into chocolate, we’ve carefully packaged them for a different, delicious treat.  When you bite and crunch into these nibs, cocoa, fruity, nutty and earthy flavors excite your senses.  Add Cacao Nibs to smoothies, oatmeal, salads, granola, yogurt, ice cream or baked goods for a less-sweet chocolate alternative.  Or, steep them in an open tea basket and hot water for an intense tea experience.

What’s in a nib?

Naturally, cacao beans contain around 50% fat (cocoa butter) and 50% cacao solids including fiber, minerals and other compounds like polyphenols.  Polyphenols occur naturally in plants and have high nutritional value.  To date, over 8,000 different compounds have been identified.  Cacao is recognized as a rich source of these polyphenols.  Why are these micronutrients important?  Because when eaten, polyphenols can have health benefits including acting as antioxidants and reducing inflammation.

Our Holistic Approach

We believe in transparency, traceability and sustainability.  Our small company does its best to practice these values.  In addition to direct trade with cacao farmers and ethical sourcing, we look for environmentally-friendly waste solutions for our kitchen and yours.

Cacao Nibs Life Cycle

Everything in this Cacao Nibs jar is fully biodegradable, compostable or reusable.  After enjoying your nibs, place the jar label into your compost bin or garden.  Then reuse the jar- it’s a great size for anything, and the lid makes it easy to shake and store.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

-Cold brew tea                                          -Salad dressing                      -Iced coffee

-Overnight oats                                       -DIY jellies & jams               -Button collection

-Hot cocoa or chocolate milk         -Cocktails & mocktails

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

Ingredients:  Single Origin Cacao Beans

Soy & Gluten Free

One glass cacao nibs jar,  Net wt. 170g

Cacao Nibs Nutrition Panel

For more information about the cacao we use for these nibs please visit our Esmeraldas page.

Ecuador, 170g

$12.00

Ingredients: Single Origin Cacao Beans