OTE Superfoods - Raw Peruvian Cacao nibs Organic 180g

OTE Superfoods - Raw Peruvian Cacao nibs Organic 180g

Also known as the food of the Gods, these are delicately broken chunks of the cacao bean – the ingredient from which all chocolate is made.

History: Also known as the food of the Gods, these are delicately broken chunks of the cacao bean – the ingredient from which all chocolate is made.  We first heard about chocolate over 1,500 years ago in Central America where the Maya harvested cacao trees in the rainforest. They invented a drink made of the cacao beans called “Xocolatl”, where the name chocolate comes from. Cacao beans were also used as currency by the Aztecs and were worth more than gold or silver at that time.
Then, chocolate was brought to Europe when the Spanish colonised America.




Click on each ingredient for more information.
Cacao Nibs
100% organically grown ingredient.

This product is suitable for a raw food diet.


Organic · Super Food · Vegan recipe · Wheat Free Recipe

Substances in chocolate that have been discussed in the scientific literature as pharmacologically significant, include: 

1. Magnesium - one of the most commonly deficient minerals.
2. Sulphur - anecdotal reports indicate that cacao detoxifies mercury because it is so high sulphur.
3. Anandamide - known as "the bliss chemical" because it is released while we are feeling great. Cacao contains enzyme inhibitors that decrease our bodies' ability to breakdown anandamide. This means that natural anandamide and/or cacao anandamide may stay in the system and make you feel good for longer!
4. Arginine - nature's Viagra.
5. Epicatechins and polyphenols - antioxidants - cacao is one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food
6. Serotonin, tryptophan, and dopamine - neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being.
7. Phenylethylamine - PEA is an adrenal-related chemical that is also created within the brain and is released when we are in love. This is one of the reasons why love and chocolate have a deep correlation. PEA also plays a role in increasing focus and alertness.
8. MAO Inhibitors - cacao seems to diminish appetite, probably due to its monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors (MAO inhibitors) - these are different from digestive enzyme inhibitors found in most nuts and seeds. These rare MAO inhibitors actually produce favorable results when consumed by allowing more serotonin and other neurotransmitters to circulate in the brain. According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MAO inhibitors facilitate anti-aging and rejuvenation.
9. Cacao contains subtle amounts of caffeine and theobromine. Experiments have shown that these stimulants are far different when consumed raw than cooked. Consider the following: Experimental provings of chocolate by homeopaths indicate its stimulating effect when cooked. One experiment conducted with a decoction of roasted ground cacao beans in boiling water produced an excitement of the nervous system similar to that caused by black coffee, an excited state of circulation, and an accelerated pulse. Interestingly, when the same decoction was made with raw, unroasted beans neither effect was noticeable, leading the provers to conclude that the physiological changes were caused by aromatic substances released during roasting.


 How to use: It’s one of the highest sources of flavinoid anti-oxidants to be found anywhere in nature and it has a slightly bitter taste like dark chocolate. Eat 10-20g of cacao nibs a day straight out of the packet or add it in smoothies, milk shakes, cakes, muesli,... 
You can find cacao nibs in Date with Cacao muesli.
For more ideas, inspirations and recipes go to Recipes.


All the values below are calculated based on the data available from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and are only a guideline.
Typical valuesper 100g  
Energy 2364kJ 
Proteins 14.6g29%*
Carbohydrate 24.3g19%*
    Total Sugars 3.1g 
Total Fat 53.1g 
    Saturated 31.6mg 
    Monounsaturated 17.3mg 
    Polyunsaturated 1.8mg 
Dietary Fibre 15.4g51%*
Sodium Trace  
Thiamin 0.1mg13%*
Niacin 2.2mg28%*
Riboflavin 0.2mg18%*
Vitamin B6 0.1mg5%*
Folate 32mcg16%*
Vitamin E 0.1mg1%*
Vit K 2.5mcg4%*
Calcium 128mg26%*
Iron 13.9mg116%*
Magnesium 330mg110%*
Zinc 6.8mg68%*
Manganese 3.8mg190%*
Selenium 14.3mcg26%*

Other products

OTE Superfoods - Goji berriesOTE Superfoods - Goji berries 60gOTE Superfoods - Raw Peruvian Cacao nibs Organic 180gOTE Superfoods - Raw Peruvian Cacao nibs OrganicOTE Superfoods - Organic LucumaOTE Superfoods - Organic LucumaOTE Superfoods - Dear Me Breakfast Without Cereals Organic Gluten Free
Copyright © 1998-2018 Alara Wholefoods Ltd Lets be Green!   |  Products   |  About Us   |  YOUR Muesli   |  Eat Well   |  Where to buy JW Web