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Cacao Powder - Organic (250g, 1kg, 5kg, 25kg)

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Cacao Powder - Organic (250g, 1kg, 5kg, 25kg) is available for purchase in increments of 1

At the end of 2018, the EU increased the limit of permitted cadmium levels in the soil. Cadmium is a natural trace mineral, present in most soils, and as the Peruvian mountain soil in which our cacao was grown is very high in minerals, the truly raw cacao powder we had worked so hard to source is now no longer allowed to be sold. There is currently a worldwide shortage of raw cacao powder because of this change in regulations (note: the cadmium concentrates in the powder when it is separated from the butter. Our cacao butter, liquor and nibs remain from the same source and are truly raw). There is no Peruvian unroasted cacao powder available at all (if anyone else claims to have some, question their sources). For now, we are trying to source cacao powder from other regions, but it has so far been impossible to find the high standard that we would like to offer you. Currently, our supply may change batch by batch (every few months), and may be a mix from different parts of the world. If it is important to you to know exactly where your cacao is from, please email martin@rawliving.eu and he can give you up to date information.

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At the end of 2018, the EU increased the limit of permitted cadmium levels in the soil. Cadmium is a natural trace mineral, present in most soils, and as the Peruvian mountain soil in which our cacao was grown is very high in minerals, the truly raw cacao powder we had worked so hard to source is now no longer allowed to be sold. There is currently a worldwide shortage of raw cacao powder because of this change in regulations (note: the cadmium concentrates in the powder when it is separated from the butter. Our cacao butter, liquor and nibs remain from the same source and are truly raw). There is no Peruvian unroasted cacao powder available at all (if anyone else claims to have some, question their sources). For now, we are trying to source cacao powder from other regions, but it has so far been impossible to find the high standard that we would like to offer you. Currently, our supply may change batch by batch (every few months), and may be a mix from different parts of the world. If it is important to you to know exactly where your cacao is from, please email martin@rawliving.eu and he can give you up to date information.

Cacao powder is prized for its high antioxidant content, especially for its high content of polyphenols. 

The cacao powder is the easiest way to use when making chocolate: just add a spoonful to sweets, desserts, or smoothies.

The beans are first selected, then washed and disinfected. They are air-dried, then ground and pressed. Then it is tested for heavy metals before packing. 

Cacao is the seed of a fruit of an Amazonian tree that was brought to Central America during or before the time of the Olmecs. Cacao beans were so revered by the Mayans and Aztecs that they used them as money; for example, one fish was worth three cacao beans, or one avocado was worth one cacao bean! The Mayans used cacao during betrothal and marriage ceremonies, providing one of the first known links between chocolate and romance. 

In 1753 Carl von Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish scientist, thought that cacao was so important that he named the genus and species of this tree himself. He named this tree, Theobroma Cacao, which literally means "cacao, the food of the gods". It was the Spanish who introduced the crop to Asia and Africa to satisfy growing demand in Europe. 

It is with regret that we are unable to share with you more information about this product. Various EU legislation forbids us (and all other food business operators) from claiming that these products can offer any possible health benefits. Many of our customers already know about these foods, and come back to us time and time again for their favourite items. We ask customers new and old to do your own research, and to trust Raw Living to provide you and your nearest and dearest with the best quality products at the lowest prices. Thank you for your understanding.

“It has a much more delicate flavour which I like. It is evidently more natural; it's obvious to me that heating brings out the chocolate flavour as it does when dry frying spices. It's like a completely different product that can be appreciated in its own right but not that intense hit of flavour. I think it has a really subtle smooth delicious taste, it's a lot lighter, much more sophisticated on the palate. “ Anna Middleton, raw chef and naturopath.

“Loved the cacao - like you said it is different but still delicious. “ Lauren Lovatt, raw chef and Plantlab teacher.

 

Organic Theobroma Cacao
Nutritional Informationper 100g
Energy 410 Kcal 1710 kj
Fat 10.2 g
- of which saturates 6.6 g
Carbohydrate 26.7 g
- of which sugars 0.24 g
Dietary Fiber 29.3 g
Protein 26 g
Salt 2.4 mg

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For orders over 25kg, please call +44 (0)1803 658989, or email martin@rawliving.eu for discounted prices and for carriage rates.

If you do not see your destination country listed, please email martin@rawliving.eu, or call +44 (0)1803 658989 and we will look at the best rate for the weight and value of your order.

United Kingdom
WeightServiceCost
Up to 2Kg Royal Mail Tracked (48 Hour) £3.75
Up to 2Kg Royal Mail Tracked (24 Hour) £5.00
Up to 25Kg required for fragile packages Courier - DPD (24 Hour) £6.00
25Kg - 50Kg Courier - DPD (24 Hour) £12.00
50Kg - 75Kg Courier - DPD (24 Hour) £18.00
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Germany, Czech, Poland
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
1Kg - 25Kg Courier - DPD £10.00
Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Lithuania
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £13.00
Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Romania
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £20.00
Greece
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £25.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia
WeightServiceCost
Upto 500g Courier - UPS £10.50
500g to 1Kg  Courier - UPS £12.50
1Kg to 2Kg Courier - UPS £15.50
2Kg - 20Kg Courier - UPS £30.00
Rest of the World (Excluding USA & Canada)
WeightServiceCost
Up to 200g and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £5.50
200g - 400g and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £8.50
400g - 750g and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £11.50
750g - 1Kg and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £13.50
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.50
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £12.50
1Kg - 2Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £18.50
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD call for price

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