Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste takes any pursuit in chocolate confection to a whole new level. Made from whole, cold-milled cacao beans, our cacao paste can be used just like conventional baking chocolate. A little sweetener transforms this superfood into a supergood dessert, hot chocolate, snack or treat any time of day.
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Cacao liquor—the paste made from whole milled cacao beans—has become an essential ingredient for baking, confections and chocolate making. With a rich creamy flavor and luscious texture, Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste is one of the easiest ways to add nutrient rich cacao to your diet.
- How to use it
- Baking Chocolate
- Candy & Confections
Product of Peru
Our hand selected, top-quality cacao beans are the foundation for Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste. Sourced from Peruvian cacao farmers known for strict organic growing and processing practices, our cacao beans are extracted from the ripe tropical cacao fruit and washed with purified water before low temperature processing. Each whole bean is peeled and cold-pressed into the liquor paste after a fermentation process to remove bitterness.
- Rich Chocolate Aroma
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Magnesium, Iron
- Omega Fatty Acids
Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste contains all the potent properties and vital nutritional benefits found in cacao beans. One of nature's richest dietary sources of magnesium, cacao paste is also a source of iron and dietary fiber. Cacao is one of the world's most antioxidant-rich foods. It contains potent flavonoids, and powerful alkaloid chemicals including theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine.
Sweet Love Food
Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste has a rich dark color, which comes from the bean's potent antioxidants. Cacao is high in antioxidants, magnesium and the unique alkaloid chemicals theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine.
Cacao is a healthy food, not a miracle drug. These statements herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
- Omega Fatty Acids
- Mood Enhancing
- Mild Stimulation
Candy & Baking Chocolate
For a truly versatile cacao experience, simply add sweetener to Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste and use it as you would conventional baking chocolate to create creamy, smooth and oh-so-chocolatey desserts, drinks and confections.
Cacao Paste: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is your Cacao Paste processed?
A: Navitas Naturals organic Cacao is picked and then immediately starts a natural fermentation in the fruit like pod for about 48-72 hours. Once extracted from the pod, purified water is used to cleanse the beans. The beans are then low temperature dried and their shells are removed before being crushed in to smaller nib size pieces. To make a paste, the nibs are churned and ground down until a paste forms. Navitas Naturals uses the least invasive, lowest impact, and lowest temperature processing methods available in an effort to preserve the maximum nutritional density of our superfoods.
Q: My Cacao Paste has a strong scent and intense bitter flavor - is that normal?
A: Yes, cacao undergoes a natural fermentation and that gives it a scent similar to vinegar. This is normal and it is still fine to consume. It is common that the flavor is more bitter and stronger than what people associate with chocolate. Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste is 100 % pure cacao and has not been diluted or enhanced with sugar and/or other ingredients that chocolate is traditionally made with.
Q: Why does my Cacao have a warning on it?