What are Cocoa Nibs?

What are Cocoa Nibs?

Cocoa nibs are small pieces of roasted cocoa beans that have been hulled and crushed. They are the raw, unprocessed form of chocolate and are often used as a natural sweetener or added to baked goods for a boost of flavour and nutrients.

Cocoa nibs have a crunchy texture and a strong, chocolatey flavour. They are rich in antioxidants, particularly a type called flavonoids, which may have a range of health benefits. Cocoa nibs are also a good source of fibre, iron, and other minerals.

They can be used in a variety of ways, including as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, mixed into smoothies or baked goods, or ground into cocoa nib powder and used as a natural sweetener. They can also be eaten on their own as a snack.

It is important to note that cocoa nibs are high in caffeine, so it is a good idea to use them in moderation and to be mindful of your overall intake.

For perspective: 1 tsp of nibs contain 4.6 mg of caffeine.
In comparison to 1 cup of regular brewed coffee has about 100mg of caffeine. Black tea has about 80mg. Matcha tea has about 60mg.

Note: these values are dependent on the type, quality and strength and can vary.

Our Raw Organic Cocoa Nibs contain many benefits and can be a fun way to incorporate added flavour, energy and crunch into your daily cooking.

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