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.