Organic Raw Cacao Beans
Growing in the warm climate of South America, the cacao tree—which could either be Criollo Cacao, Forastero or Trinitario—holds in its bosom pods which look like yellow rugby balls. Inside it are raw, bitter-tasting beans. These are the same beans people around the world use as base for chocolates and a whole lot of sweet and even savory dishes.
Why Raw Cacao Beans are preferable over cocoa beans
Despite all the buzz over chocolates being a healthy snack, not all chocolates can offer health benefits. Its nutritional value largely depends on the cacao beans used in the chocolate.
Raw cacao beans are gently handled and processed which maintains the naturally-occurring compounds and micronutrients which makes them superior to ordinary cocoa beans not just in aroma and flavor, but also in nutritional content and health benefits.
Our Raw Cacao Beans
Impact Foods is at the forefront when it comes to delivering high quality health food—and raw cacao beans is one of them. We believe we can only achieve a quality final product if we are involved in every stage of cacao-growing.
The Cacao we source comes from cacao trees that are grown where they can naturally thrive and bloom—in the warm climates of Ecuador, Peru and the Dominican Republic. These trees are cultivated organically—no pesticides or any chemicals are used.
We also take measures to extract the beans from the pods without damaging them. Finally, the cacao beans are naturally dried so that its compounds, antioxidants and micronutrients are retained. The raw cacao beans are then carefully packed and ready for delivery.
Impact Foods is supplies raw Ecuadorian cacao beans and Peruvian cacao beans of the Criollo cacao variety, beans whole, with or without skin. We deliver them in bulk, wholesale, private label or white label.