Organic Cacao Powder
"Cacao Nacional Arriba Fino de Aroma" – the name of this heritage Cacao Bean variety found only around Ecuador (a country justifiably famous for their chocolate products). Growing near the equator results in a unique photosynthesis, accounting for its impressive nutritional content, deeper colour/aroma/flavour and a naturally richer cocoa butter content gives this luxury cacao powder a smoother texture on the tongue.
By now, everyone has heard of the many advantages of dark chocolate consumption, rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, protein and minerals like zinc, calcium, chromium, iron, potassium and magnesium—but here's another advantage with this very unique product. We are very proud that our Ecuadorian partners are applauded internationally for having taken a giant leap beyond just trading fairly and paying guaranteed premium crop prices direct to farmers... their compatriots reap brilliant long term benefits through our supplier's generous re-investment of part profits back into community development projects over there including:
1. Award winning conservation initiatives (tree nurseries for sustainable co-planting of endangered rainforest species)
2. Ingenious environmental programs (like replacing toxic disposables with solar rechargeable batteries in areas without reliable electricity)
3. Developing organic technical education and Special Needs curriculums for area schools (largely unavailable, yet desperately needed)
Brimming with antioxidants, this fair trade cacao powder is delicious added to your smoothies, porridge and dairy-free ice cream as a natural and nutritious boost.
Organic farming uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and works with nature to build the fertility and health of our soil while caring for our environment. Organic farming has a low carbon footprint. Pure and simple, just the way nature intended.
1. Is it raw?
Yes! And gluten-free, vegan, & super delicious too!
2. Why the glitzy packaging?
To differentiate this high-end luxury Ecuadorian product from all the rest!
3. What about the nutritional content compared to regular cacao powder?
Similar, and with a comparable magnesium content, a naturally richer cocoa butter content, AND it actually also has a higher protein count! (remember that protein/aminos are one of the first nutrients denatured by heat)
4. Is it fairly traded?
Even better! Our Ecuadorian partners are true social revolutionaries, re-investing part profits into bettering their compatriots lives through multiple, local, ingenious initiatives.
5. Will I like it as much as the other brands of cacao powder I buy?
The feedback has been FANTASTIC - so aromatic, so smooth on the tongue, so freaking delicious -- we think Cacao GOLD makes the best chocolatey treats EVER!
6. Why was this Cacao bean variety almost rendered extinct
Because like many indigenous or endemic plants, they're often ripped out and replanted for the sake of a few 'safe' or 'convenient' varieties, that like most 'factory farmed' hybrids, tend to have no real taste or smell, but give a high yield. It was only through careful collection of seed in patches of remnant forests, then a concerted seedling raising effort that it was resurrected sufficiently for commercial crops to resume from it - lucky you!
All Power Super Food products are naturally gluten free and all processes at the manufacturing/packing facility ensure that there is no cross-contamination with gluten-containing foods. The facility doesn’t have any incoming foods/raw materials that contain gluten and their facility is privately owned.
Power Super Foods are currently rolling out updated packaging for all of their products which has removed the gluten free claim as they are not currently certified gluten free. However, it is something they are in processing of attaining.
Meet the Supplier
Power Super Foods specialise in organic, vegan, raw, low GI, fairly traded, gluten and dairy free functional foods such as cacao, maca, coconut and goji berries. Sourcing their premium products through partnerships with farming communities around the world and paying a fair price to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, supporting native agricultural traditions and helping to expand the development of good organic farming practices globally.