Healthy Food Database
The fermented, fatty seeds of the Cacao tree are dried and ground, and the cocoa butter is removed to produce cocoa powder.
Can be bought sweetened or unsweetened, the latter being the preferred option as it doesn't contain any added sugars or dairy. Also check labels for unwanted artificial colours and preservatives, used to stabilise the powder, extend its shelf life and make it free-flowing.
Store in a dark place, tightly sealed and away from other spices as it may pick up their flavour. It will keep for about two years this way.
Tips & Tricks:
Dutch processed cocoa is treated with alkalis to remove the natural acidity of the cocoa powder.
Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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