Bulk Cocoa Nibs Roasted

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Cocoa Nibs Roasted

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The cocoa tree is a member of the hibiscus family that is native to the tropical rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco River basins. It is also cultivated commercially in western Africa and Asia. The fruits of the tree, collectively referred to as cocoa pods or, less commonly, cherelles, are harvested for the beans held inside. It takes about six months for the pods to reach maturity.

There are several varieties of cocoa, all of which can be classified into one of three groups - forastero, criollo or trinitario. Most commercially grown varieties of cocoa fall under the forastero classification. Criollo varieties are not cultivated very often because they are so vulnerable to pests and disease. The last variety, trinitario, is a hybrid of the other two, and is favored for use in premium dark chocolate.

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information at a glance

active compoundsPolyphenols, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, theobromine, caffeine
plant part usedbean
processingcracked bean

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light and heat.
appearance & aromaSmall dark bits with a chocolate-like aroma.
flavor profileBitter and sweet. Pairs well with lavender, orange, vanilla, chili powder and garlic


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culinaryAdd roasted cocoa nibs to hot cereals, smoothies, coffees, tea blends, ice cream, puddings, baked goods, pancake batter and mole sauces.
industrialRoasted cocoa nibs are used in the food and beverage industries, most notably in coffee and tea blends and in the production of baked goods, chocolate and other confections.
safetyAlthough roasted cocoa nibs are safe for most people to consume, consideration should be given to the fact that they contain the stimulants caffeine and theobromine. In addition, this product should be avoided if you have a known allergy to chocolate. Pregnant women should consult their health care provider before consuming cocoa nibs because the antioxidants present may cause constriction a fetal blood vessel known as the ductus arteriosus.
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