Organic Cacao Beans
Why it's great quality
We use the King of Cacao - organic raw Criollo cacao beans - guaranteeing at least 75% content of this is rare, very high-quality aromatic bean, used by luxury chocolate brands like Valrhona, and artisan chocolate brands like Duffy’s and Forever Cacao. It’s considered a delicacy and prized for its superior flavour – the result of the bean’s higher fat content.
All our cacao is 100% raw, pure cacao. Nothing added, nothing taken away. No additives or preservatives. No nasties.
It doesn't just taste good, as you probably know cacao does good too. These organic raw cacao beans are a high functioning superfood; packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. And we make sure it stays that way; all our cacao products are raw, retaining far more nutrients and goodness than beans that have been roasted, or alkalised using the Dutch process.
WHAT IT'S FOR
With a multitude of different uses, our organic raw cacao beans can be eaten raw, baked, or ground down into a paste or powder. From crafting the beans into artisanal chocolate bars, balancing a sweet coffee cake to creating a delicious raw vegan treat, everyone can enjoy these tasty beans.
As with any pure cacao, it has a naturally bitter taste and may need a sweetener (see our Coconut Palm Sugar, Stevia Powder and Lacuma Powder for natural sweetener alternatives).
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and those on raw and kosher diets.
WHERE IT'S FROM
Our Criollo cacao beans are grown in the Peruvian Amazon, the spiritual home of cacao.
Enjoyed by locals long before they shared its secrets with the outside world, cacao and Peru have an intertwined history. Almost all of Peru’s cacao is grown by small holders who rely on it as their main source of income year-round. Most of the harvesting takes place between April and September and is called "la cosecha grande", which literally means "the big harvest" in Spanish. Their crop is sold to cooperatives who act as intermediaries. It's then processed in Peru before being trucked to Lima and exported to the UK.
Peruvian cacao is grown sustainably amongst trees or shrubs, using the Agroforestry land management system. This method has much less environmental impact than the fertiliser-heavy plantations that are common in West Africa and which cause so much deforestation.
Nutritional Information (per 100g)
PACKAGING AND SIZES
We use resealable packaging to make sure our products are fresh and tamper proof. The pouches stand up on your shelf, nice and proud.
Packs range from 100g to 12kg. The 12kg option comes as a single wholesale sack of cacao beans, not multiple 1kg packs.
Want more than the largest amount listed? No problem! Contact us for wholesale options.
We ship to all EU countries. For more information on shipping to non UK addresses please refer to our Shipping page.
As with all food and supplements, it is essential that you do your own research to decide if this product is right for you. It should be used as part of a healthy, balanced diet and should not be a substitute for regular exercise. While we believe that these products can be beneficial in many ways, they should not be taken instead of conventional medicine. Consult your doctor first if you suffer from any health problems or are pregnant or breastfeeding.