Posted November 20, 2013
As you have no doubt heard, unprocessed cocoa has tremendous health benefits. Antioxidants and healthy phytonutrients are abundant in cocao beans.
Raw beans or nibs may be an acquired taste. They have a nutty, bitter chocolate flavor. A great way to introduce raw cacao beans into your diet is to add dark chocolate! Try these Crio Beans dark chocolate covered cocoa beans.
You can add the raw nibs into yogurt, cereal, trail mix, smoothies, and more. Don’t be surprised if you soon find yourself eating the raw nibs by the handful!
Cacao vs. Cocao vs. Cocoa? Cocoa or cacao usually refers to the raw form of chocolate, including the tree and the beans. Cocoa is the Anglicized version of the word “cacao” and is generally used for products created with the cocao bean.