Raw Cacao Powder positively contributes to:
- Increased levels of Phosphorus
- Being a Magnesium and Manganese source
- Iron source
- Vitamin A source
Additionally, Alkalised Cacao Powder has proven benefits for the immune system, maintenance of bones, teeth, improvement in skin health, testosterone booster, improved cognition, iron transport, and healthy electrolyte balance
What is the difference between Natural and Alkalised Cocoa Powder?
Alkalised cocoa powder is made from beans that have been soaked in water with baking soda. The intention of this process is to remove the acidity from the cocoa beans so that the final product is much more durable and has less chance of rancidity.
|Chocolate brownie with alkalised cocoa and raspberries|
Have you ever made an alkalised cocoa and raspberry brownie? If not, you should!Ingredients:
100% Vegan Alkalised Cocoa Smoothie Recipe – Serve Chilled
1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
Mix everything together in a blender, then serve in a glass!
The cocoa bean contains a large amount of fat (about 50%), which is known as cocoa butter.
To make cocoa powder, it has to be extracted from the chocolate liquor.
The liquor is first made by refining the cocoa from its coarse state to a very fine texture.
With the help of a cocoa butter press, the liquor is filtered through a sieve at extremely high pressure, forcing the fat (cocoa butter) to separate from the solids (cocoa powder).
The solids remaining in the press have to be pulverised into a powder.
This powder contains 12% fat, which is a reduction of almost 40% of its original composition.
The level of alkalinisation determines the colour – the more alkaline the cocoa, the darker the colour.