We are thrilled to announce that our Fermented Cacao Powder is now Fair Trade Certified through Fair Trade America. We want to make sure that we are doing our part to even out global trade inequalities by paying fair prices. Cacao is the bean that chocolate is made from. In its raw state, it contains more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea, and blueberries. Our raw cacao is high in potassium, fiber, and Iron, and a good source protein! Wildly Organic Cacao Powder is certified organic and raw cacao. The farmers who cultivate the beans that it's made from grow the crops on their own land using the same sustainable methods that have been used for generations. These cacao beans are of the Forastero, Trinitario and Criollo varieties, grown in the Dominican Republic. They are USDA certified organic and packed by Wilderness Family Naturals in the USA. The fermented cacao powder is created by cold-pressing raw, organic cacao beans into a pressed cake separating the oil from the protein and fiber. The temperature is never allowed to exceed 120° F and is usually 104° F (all other cocoa powders are exposed to temperatures as high as 300° F!). A high-accuracy thermometer monitors the process. The remaining dry 'cake-like' material is then cold-ground and fine-milled so that only the finest raw cacao particles become the finished product. This raw cacao powder has antioxidant activity as exhibited by an ORAC score of 1086 μmol TE/g. Raw Cacao Laboratory Testing Results *ppm = parts per million Fermented, Raw Cacao Powder 3/21/2016 Arsenic <0.049 ppm Cadmium 0.783 ppm Lead 0.069 ppm Mercury <0.02 ppm
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