Organic Cacao Nibs (Raw)

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Organic Cacao Nibs are a real chocolate treat. Made from crushed cacao beans, these raw nibs are the original unsweetened chocolate chip. Our raw cacao nibs are crunchy, flavorful, and packed with powerful nutrients, antioxidants, and natural mood lifters. Try them straight, or sweeten with bananas and dates for a healthy chocolate treat. Perfect for mixing into smoothies or trail mixes. The possibilities are endless for this crunchy antioxidant pick-me-up.

What are Cacao Nibs?

Cacao nibs are simply chocolate in its purest form, before anything else is added. They are dried and fermented bits of cacao beans. The texture of our raw organic cacao nibs is similar to that of roasted coffee beans. They have a deep chocolate flavor which can be described as slightly bitter and nutty. Raw cacao nibs are the less processed version of chocolate with no unhealthy additives, so they preserve all the nutrients of the natural cacao bean. Cacao nibs are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, iron and magnesium. These crunchy cacao bits are often used to play up the chocolate flavor in sweets and other dishes.

Organic Cacao Nibs: Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick

Our Registered Dietitian and Health Nut loves raw cacao nibs because they are made from 100% cacao, and they have 0 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber in a serving! The antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate come from cacao, too. Typically chocolate bars contain a percentage of cacao, some as little as 10%. By choosing raw cacao nibs, you incorporate 100% cacao into your diet.

Try adding cacao nibs into trail mix or quick breads for a chocolate taste. For a refreshing, antioxidant blast, blend a frozen banana, a splash of low fat or almond milk, and a tablespoon of cacao.

Health Benefits of Cacao Nibs:

1) Nutritional Powerhouse: Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Raw organic cacao nibs are an excellent source of fiber and iron. A single one-ounce serving of cacao nibs provides 18% of the DV for fiber and 21% of the DV for iron. They are also chock-full of protective antioxidants and magnesium. In fact, raw cacao nibs are one of the best food sources of magnesium: an essential mineral involved in over 300 chemical reactions in our body, from nerve function to bone health.

2) Brain Food: A study led by researchers at the Northumbria University in England examined the effects of cacao consumption on cognitive activity. Subjects who consumed a cacao drink before performing mathematical calculations completed them more quickly and accurately than the control group that received no cacao. The lead professor of the study suggested that the high polyphenol content of cacao may be protective against declining cognitive function. Organic cacao nibs are one smart snack!

3) Stabilize Blood Sugar: Studies from universities throughout the United States have demonstrated that eating unprocessed cacao can support the cardiovascular system and reduce blood pressure. One such study by the University of Utah found that healthy patients who consumed unprocessed cacao experienced a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 5mm within two weeks.

4) Improve Insulin Sensitivity: The flavonols present in organic raw cacao nibs may play an important role in lowering diabetic risk. Researchers at Tufts University and the University of L’Aquilla found that flavonol-rich cacao reduced blood pressure, regulated blood glucose levels, and increased the function of cells that produce insulin.

5) Lift Your Mood: If you're feeling a little down, a serving of raw cacao nibs can act as a powerful mood-enhancer. Cacao is packed with compounds that increase levels of endorphins and serotonin in our brain; these are the chemicals that cheer us up, reduce anxiety, and give us a general sense of well-being.

6) Promote General Health: Research suggests that consuming flavonoid-rich foods like organic cacao nibs can reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic conditions. A study led by Harvard Medical School researchers looked at the effects of cacao consumption on the island-dwelling Kuna people, who consumed cacao as part of their regular diet. They found that the Kuna people had a significantly lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer than people living on the mainland who did not drink cacao.

Five Delightful Uses of Cacao Nibs

1) Right out of the bag: Enjoy them straight or accompanied by your favorite cup of coffee or tea.

2) Trail mix: Make a trail mix by mixing a handful of organic cacao nibs with nuts and dried fruit.

3) Smoothies: Grind a tablespoon of cacao nibs and then blend them into a fruit smoothie for a unique chocolate kick.

4) Breakfast foods: Incorporate a spoonful of organic cacao nibs into your morning cereal or oatmeal for an antioxidant boost.

5) Baked goods: Substitute part chocolate chips for cocoa nibs in baked goods like brownies or muffins to add a deep chocolate richness.

Also referred to as: raw cocoa nibs, organic cocoa nibs

Customer Reviews

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“Nuts Online has the best cacao nibs! They are chunky and have great chocolate flavor. Other brands taste bland compared to these. That's why I always buy mine from Nuts Online. Plus they have great turnaround time - we usually get our package before the promised delivery date. Love you guys!”

, Medina, OH August 8, 2014

“The nibs make the cereal more than just a bowl of cereal in the morning.”

, Trussville, AL August 5, 2014

“I love these nibs. I grind a few of them with my organic Sumatra coffee with a dash of cinnamon. Best cup of coffee ever!”

, Redondo Beach, CA July 31, 2014

“Exactly what I was looking for, perfect in trail mix.”

, Chandler, AZ July 26, 2014

“Yummmm!! Rich chocolaty goodness. Crisp and fresh, these will make a perfect addition to my granola and trail mix.”

, Lebanon, TN July 23, 2014

“These cacao nibs are the best quality I have ever had.”

, Wagoner, OK July 13, 2014

“Great for Smoothies.”

, Woolwich Township, NJ July 11, 2014

“Simply delish! Everything on my order was outstanding!”

, Boca Raton, FL July 11, 2014

“Great service. We just received our order. Looking forward to our new experience with Nuts.com.
Thank you,
Carlos”

, Sonoma, Ca. June 25, 2014

“Thank you for your prompt order and also the extra golden flax seed tester.

The Lord bless you!”

, Pittsburgh, PA June 23, 2014

“Boy, do these smell great. Better than most brands”

, Stamford, CT October 14, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
Calories From Fat 138
%DV
Total Fat 15g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 21%

Ingredients

Organic cacao nibs

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.

Country of Origin: Ecuador

ID: 7510

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