Nutrition Facts per 100 grams:
Energy: 417,5 kcal/ 1744 kj
Protein: 24,1 g
Carbohydrates: 54,4 g
Fat: 11,5 g
Fiber: 5,1 g
Recommended daily serving:
Just 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder contains 3 to 9 % of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc.
Why is it good?
This minimally processed cocoa powder comes from the criollo beans, that are not only one of the most rare beans, but they are also considered to be the most perfect cocoa beans in the world. With its high content of antioxidants, minerals and neurotransmitters such as phenylethylamine (the love molecule), our cocoa powder is perfect for chocolate lovers.
Help lower LDL cholesterol
Reduce the risk of blood clots
Increase blood flow to the arteries
Lower high blood pressure
Boost cognitive performance
Provide essential minerals such as calcium and potassium
Antidepressant & Feel-Good Food
Cocoa contains the substance phenethylamine, which is a neurotransmitter found in the brain that acts as a mood elevator and natural antidepressant. It may also boost our endorphins, which act as natural “happy” opiates and are responsible for the highs that are often felt after exercising, laughing, having sex or winning the lottery. Finally, Cocoa may also boost serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter that antidepressants target in order to boost overall happiness levels.
Cocoa also contains approximately 43.6 mg of flavonoids per gram. Flavonoids are part of a powerful group of antioxidants known as polyphenols & cocoa is one of the highest polyphenol-containing foods. In addition, hot cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup than a serving of red wine or tea, and Science Daily explains it may even be the healthiest choice of the three. Science Daily also states that drinking cocoa may help to fight cancer, heart disease and aging through its antioxidant boosting effect.
Medical News Today warns however that most commercial cocoa powders have the antioxidant-containing flavonoids removed because they taste bitter; therefore, in order to obtain the health boosting benefits, consider buying our raw Sommer Foods Cocoa Powder, which is a minimally processed cocoa powder.
Blend into your favourite smoothies for a taste and health boost or make your own healthy chocolates and desserts at home!
Use it to make:
Puddings (even for breakfast!)
Fudge and brownies
Sprinkled over fruit
Toast a piece of whole-grain bread, spread a layer of raw nut butter, add another layer of thinly sliced banana, & sprinkle with Sommer Foods Cocoa Powder. It's a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert. It also works with any other fruit. Because the sweet from the fruit counters the bitterness from the cocoa, so you have chocolate without any refined sugar. Even a bowl of raspberries or blueberries can get a sprinkle of cocoa powder for extra deliciousness.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
2 medium size Avocados
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup agave or maple syrup (or honey for a non-vegan version)
3 dates soaked in warm water for 15 min & chopped
1/2 cup Sommer Foods Cocoa Powder
2 Tsp vanilla extract
1/2 - 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Add ingredients to a blender or food processor in this order: oil, dates, honey, vanilla, half of the milk, avocados, cocoa powder.
Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Pour in additional milk a little at a time until it's the consistency you want. (it will thicken after chilling in the fridge)
Spoon the pudding into bowls, cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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