Cocoa Powder

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About Cocoa Powder

Ingredients Cocoa
Origin Turkey
Shelf life 18 month
Allergens Contain Tree Nuts May be Present: Peanuts, Other Nuts, Sesame, Soy, Milk, Gluten, Egg
Storage Condition Keep in Cool and Dry Place
Features 100% Pure, No Color, No Sugar, No Oil
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There’s another way to satisfy those chocolate cravings, while adding some health benefits to your diet; cocoa powder. Cocoa powder occurs when the fat, called cocoa butter, gets removed from the cacao beans during processing. The leftover dried solids get ground into the product sold as cocoa powder. Our natural cocoa powder is a wonderful, natural way to give an intense yummy chocolaty flavor to your baked goods, chocolate cakes, brownies, cookies, muffins, icings or hot chocolaty drinks. Order yours today at Natural Moreish!

Give an intense chocolate flavor to your baked goods by using our natural cocoa powder, bake the perfect brownies, cookies, and chocolate cakes.   Cocoa powder comes from cocoa beans that grow in pods on the cacao trees. Cocoa powder is different from Cacao powder often found on grocery stores. Cacao is the pure, raw form of chocolate which is made from the cacao fruit and is minimally pressed. Cocoa powder contains cacao that has been heated and processed to provide a smooth chocolatey flavor.  

History

The Olmecs first found out that the cocoa fruit was edible by observing rats eating it with a ravenous appetite. So, you can say that the Olmecs (1500-400 BC) were the first human to consume chocolate, in the form of a drink. They crushed the cocoa beans, mixed them with water and some chilies and spices. They began cultivating this delicious thing in Mexico. For these people, cocoa was a symbol of abundance and was used in their religious rituals. Cocoa production developed as people started migrating throughout Meso-America but drinking the cocoa beverage remained a privilege for upper classes and soldiers during battle [1].   Swedish natural scientist Carl Linnaeus first gave the cacao plant its botanical name in his original classification of the plant kingdom, where he called it Theobroma ("food of the gods") cacao. The Aztecs considered Cocoa seeds as the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom; and the seeds were used as a form of currency. The cocoa drink was believed to be an aphrodisiac and to give the drinker energy and strength. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa  

Tasting Notes

Natural cocoa powder has an intense chocolate taste but is also bitter and astringent. This delicious powder, which is the most concentrated form of chocolate, is used in baking when a deep chocolate flavor is desired, but not the sugar, fat, or other ingredients that are present in regular chocolate. - Unsweetened, No added sugar - All-natural, no added color  

Nutrition Facts

Today, cocoa is mostly known for its part in chocolate production. However, modern research has exposed that it contains essential compounds that can serve your health as well as your cravings. It is said that cocoa has many health benefits, such as:
  1. Rich in Polyphenols (antioxidants) which can help reducing inflammation, blood pressure, and improving cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  2. Studies show that cocoa is rich in flavanols, which lower blood pressure by elevating nitric oxide levels and blood artery function.
  3. Flavanols in cocoa can promote neuron production, brain function, and improve blood flow and supply to brain tissue. They may play a part in preventing age-related brain degeneration, such as in Alzheimer's condition, but more investigation is needed.
  4. Cocoa may have some positive effects on mood and symptoms of depression by decreasing stress levels and overall psychological well-being. However, more research is needed.
  5. Dark chocolate made with cocoa can stimulate the production of endorphins, and other chemicals in the brain that create feelings of pleasure. "Dark chocolate also contains serotonin, an antidepressant that can elevate mood," Flavanols are also considered to play a part in chocolate's mood-enhancing effects [1].
  6. Another profit of cocoa powder is that it helps improve your skin's hydration. You can appreciate the benefits by applying cocoa powder on your skin. The antioxidants present in cocoa boost the elasticity of your skin, making it flexible and youthful.
[1] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cocoa-powder-nutrition-benefits#section6  

Beverage or Other Food Pairing

“Food pairing” is a method for identifying which foods go well together. The picture below is a food pairing tree of dark chocolate made with cocoa powder that can inspire you for getting creative with this delicious ingredient [1]. Cocoa powder is a critical ingredient in things like chocolate bars, chocolate cake, chocolate icing, and other chocolate-based goodies and drinks. At home, you can use cocoa powder in the kitchen to prepare your chocolate, bake your own cakes and pastries, and even make a perfect facial mask.

Serving Suggestions

There are a lot of cocoa powder uses you likely haven't heard of:
  1. Homemade Hot Cocoa
  2. Cocoa Oatmeal
  3. Face Makeup
  4. Dessert smoothies
  5. Chocolate truffles
  6. Pancakes
  7. Homemade Chocolate Shampoo [2]
  [1] https://www.foodpairing.com/en/home [2] https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/13-cocoa-powder-uses  

How Cocoa is Harvested

Pods bearing cocoa beans grow from the stock and branches of the cocoa tree. Harvesting involves separating ripe seeds from the trees and opening them to extract the wet beans. The pods are harvested manually by doing a clean cut through the stalk with a well-sharpened blade.

Storage Conditions of Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder, no matter the type, is better to store in an airtight container in the cold — 60°F to 70°F — and dark place. Usually, the original container you bought it in is just OK, as it’s packaged with a tight-fitting cover. If you store it this way, it’ll keep well for up to two years.

 

Cocoa Powder Packaging

Packing type in bulk: packed in 3ply craft 25 kg paper pockets.

 

Cocoa Allergy

Allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not trouble other people (an unusual immune response to the proteins found in vegetables and fruit). People who have allergies are usually sensitive to more than one item. An actual allergy to cocoa or cacao is rare. Most cases of chocolate allergy are caused by an allergic reaction to some ingredient in chocolate or only sensitivity to chocolate. Cases of critical allergies should be taken seriously and can be life-threatening. Doctors can help you discover your allergies and consider treatment options and alternatives to help you avoid the feeling that you are missing out.
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Cocoa Powder FAQ

Is it dairy free?

Cocoa powder is usually dairy free. Unless its milk chocolate.

Is this product made using cold-processed or roasted cocoa beans? Is the Cocoa/Cacoa processed using an alkali/alkaline process?

This product is made using roasted cacao beans. The powder is not alkalized so it can be defined as natural.

Is this 100% cocoa powder without sugar added?

It is 100% processed cocoa; there is no sugar, or vanilla, or any other additives.

What is the fat content by percentage in this cocoa powder?

Our Natural Cocoa powder contains 22-24% cocoa butter fat.

Is this sweetened?

No, this is cocoa to be used in baking, you will have to add sugar to sweeten.

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