Our Organic Raw Cacao nibs are another worthy addition to our ever growing Cacao range.
The Cacao range is one of the most natural sources of powerful Antioxidants, all the products from the cacao tree are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, goodness and more!
You can get the the whole range as a bundle which is a great way to get started and to save money!
Raw Cacao nibs, are some of the most rich high-antioxidant foods around and full of phytonutrients, helping absorb the free radicals that cause damage in the body.
Add these to smoothies, cheesecakes, porridge, brownies and more, for an extra health boost and/or crunch!
Antioxidants – In my opinion this is the best reason to eat cacao nibs or dark chocolate in general. Antioxidants help fight off free radical damage in the body which can cause DNA damage, premature aging and even cancers. Think of antioxidants as firefighters putting out a blaze. And cacao is one of the highest sources of antioxidants
Flavonoids – Flavonoids come from plants and can be responsible for giving pigmentation and colors to being involved in UV filtration. They are similar to antioxidants in that they have a free radical scavenging capacity and have anti-cancer properties while other flavonoids show potential for anti HIV function. We get flavonoids from fruits, vegetables, teas, wine and a significant amount from cacao. Essentially the antioxidant activity comes from flavanoids
Can Fight Cardiovascular Disease – There is a positive relationship between intake of flavonoid rich foods such as cacao and lower rates of cardiovascular-related mortality. In the 1930’s to early 50’s flavonoids were actually referred to as ‘Vitamin P’ because of the effect they had on the permeability of vascular capillaries. That study linked here has shown that as little as 5 grams of cacao powder is sufficient to elicit significant vasodilation of the brachial artery.
Fiber – There is a huge amount of fiber in just a one ounce serving of cacao nibs. 9 grams! This can help control your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. This fiber can also help lower blood cholesterol as well as helping keep bowel movements regular. You and I are close now and I think we can definitely talk about that…
Magnesium – A one ounce serving of cacao nibs has 64 milligrams of magnesium making it one of the best dietary sources of it. Magnesium is starting to be really recognized as a very key element for the body as it is involved in hundreds of functions in the body such as:
protein synthesis – muscle and nerve function – blood glucose control -blood pressure regulation
Potassium – This time in a one ounce serving you are looking at 183 mg of potassium! Potassium is crucial for life, it is key in heart, kidneys and other organs to function properly. Potassium is found in a lot of foods including cacao nibs but the average person is not eating a healthy diet and low potassium is associated with:
risk of high blood pressure – heart disease – stroke – arthritis – cancer -digestive orders – infertility
Improved Mood – Chocolate and cacao help stimulate the brain into releasing neurotransmitters that can trigger feel good hormones. One of those unique neurotransmitters released by cacao is phenylethylamine. This “love drug” releases endorphins giving us alertness, contentment and a better sense of well-being.
Probably why I turn to chocolate every time I watch the Notebook…
Wrapping It Up – Whew, that had a lot of science behind it. This theme is starting to play in my head now….
100% Raw Organic Cacao Nibs
What do I taste like?
Cacao Nibs smell like a giant mug of super-rich hot chocolate, but their taste is very bitter. Even more bitter than dark chocolate, since at this point in the cacao bean’s life no sugar or sweeteners have been added
Can I mill the nibs into powder?
Yes, absolutely, any decent blender should be able to do this, I have a nutribullet and vitamix, the nutribullet is the much cheaper option and still works a treat.
Are Cacao nibs sugar free?
Yes, there is absolutely no added sugar in any of our products.
Do the Cacao nibs melt?
Cacao nibs do not melt in bean or nib form.
Do the cacao nibs have a shell?
No, they come in edible form, with no shell and no outer surface to peel.
How many tablespoons come in each size?
100g – 15 tbsp 250g- 27 tbsp 500g – 68 tbsp
Are your Cacao nibs free from any nasties?
Yes, all of our products at Earthy nourishment are absolutely GMO FREE, Organic, Natural, Naturally Gluten free and in some cases, Raw. ♥