KaokaCocoa powder (low-fat) - organic
Kaoka cacao is recognised by professionals for its exceptional aromatic quality. This cacoa is in its pure form, torrefied for the development of the aromas and fat-reduced, ground to a chocolaty cocoa powder with interesting health properties. Without added sugar.
Thanks to its high fiber content (30% for low-fat cadao powder) cocoa can limit constipation by stimulating intestinal transit and its polyphenols help fortify the intestinal mucosa, where the most important part (80 percent) of our immune system is located.
Cocoa is also one of the richest food sources (about 10% for cocoa powder) of flavonoids, antioxidants which play a significant role in the prevention of certain diseases such as cancer and help fight against premature cellaging. The antioxidant capacity of cocoa would thus be 2-3 times higher than that of green tea and wine. As flavonoids limit the occurrence of bad cholesterol (LDL), dilate blood vessels, improve coagulation, they are also beneficial for the functioning of the arteries, blood pressure and blood circulation, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Cocoa is also an excellent source of magnesium and thus enables to fight against fatigue, stress and anxiety. As it also contains tryptophans (amino acids), which are producers and transmitters of serotonin in the body, and that the "happiness hormone" serotonin plays an essential role in mood by providing a feeling of appeasement, comfort, satisfaction and well-being, cocoa has in addition a greatly appreciated antidepressant effect.
However, cocoa has to be consumed with moderation because of its quite important energy supply and exciting properties due to its caffeine content (though less for cocoa beans (Theobroma cacao), 0.1 to 0.4% than for Arabica coffee beans (Coffea arabica), 1.1%, or Robusta coffee beans (Coffea canephora), 2.2%, or tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) 2.5 to 5%).
N.B. Also very rich in fibres: dried figs, prunes, psyllium, linseeds, chiaseeds, coconut meal, tigernut flour, cocoa beans or cocoa powder,...
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Latin name: Theobroma cacao
Cocoa beans flower*
* from certified organic agriculture and fair trade (by Ecocert according to the EFT standards)
Origin: Ecuador, Sao Tome and Dominican Republic
Nutrional values per 100g
- energy: 1395kJ / 335kcal
- fat: 11g of which saturates: 7g
- carbohydrates: 19g of which sugars: 1g
- fibre: 30g
- protein: 25g
- salt: 0,047g
Recommendations for use
- Pastry and desserts:integrate directly the cocoa in the preparations (50g of chocolate in squares correspond to 2 soup spoons of cocoa powder).
- For decoration and chocolate savour: powder directly cake, ice, pancake, bread...with cocoa powder.
Precautions for use
- May contain traces of gluten or milk.
Santi-shop code: KA001