Cacao Powder (Organic Heirloom)

R88 per 100g / R880 per kg

Raw cacao has a rich history among ancient Central American cultures. Associated with nobility and abundance, cacao was known as ‘the food of the gods’ or ‘black gold’ and traded as currency. All chocolate comes from cacao beans, which are the nut of the cacao fruit. Cacao powder is the cake left from the defatted cacao nibs, which are then powdered. Raw chocolate is one of the highest antioxidant foods known and is a rich source of magnesium and mood-enhancing brain chemicals including PEA, anandamide, serotonin, and dopamine.

Cacao powder is made from ground cacao beans that have been roasted and processed to remove the cacao butter. It is a popular ingredient in baking and cooking and is also used to make hot chocolate and smoothies.

Cacao powder is rich in flavanols, which are plant compounds with antioxidant properties. Some potential health benefits of consuming cacao powder may include:

  1. Improved heart health: The flavanols in cacao powder may help improve heart health by reducing blood pressure, increasing blood flow, and improving cholesterol levels.

  2. Mood enhancement: Cacao powder contains compounds that may improve mood and cognitive function, such as phenylethylamine and theobromine.

  3. Potential weight loss benefits: cacao powder is low in sugar and high in fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied, potentially leading to weight loss.

  4. Improved digestion: cacao powder is high in fiber, which can help improve digestion and promote regular bowel movements.

  5. Potential skin benefits: Some studies suggest that the antioxidants in cacao powder may help improve skin health by reducing inflammation and protecting against oxidative stress.

It's important to note that cacao powder is high in calories and should be consumed in moderation as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Additionally, some people may be allergic to cacao or experience gastrointestinal discomfort from consuming cacao powder, so it's important to listen to your body and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

How to use
Raw cacao powder has a strong, rich, bitter chocolate flavor. Perfect for making raw chocolate smoothies and desserts of all kinds. Blend into your favorite smoothies or sprinkle over breakfast blends. Combined with raw cacao butter and your sweetener of choice, you can easily create your own sensational, healthy chocolates at home!

Recommended 5–20 g per day.

Ingredients and source:

100% organic cacao powder
Fair trade certified Peruvian Cirollo cacao powder

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kendal Gorlei
The best in the bizz!

This is hands down the best cacao on the market, tastes amazing and is so affordable to buy in bulk!

Taio Veitch
Quality cacao

The best! so tasty and high quality - I can feel its healing and energising effects.


This cacao is absolutely amazing. So full of energy and goodness. It is my favourite - fine, dark and delicious.