How do you use cacao nibs?
What are cacao nibs you ask? They’re chunky bits of roasted cocoa — smaller than chocolate chips and not as uniform (but tastier and oh, so much healthier!). Cacao nibs have a chocolaty taste, but they’re not as sweet as chocolate, which make them more versatile. Nibs are actually pre-cursors to chocolate. Chocolate makers use super grinders to create a fine mixture out of nibs to serves as the base for chocolate bars. Sugar, cacao butter, and other flavors are slowly added into the grinding process.
Bake with roasted cacao nibs as you would chocolate chips. Grind and use as cocoa powder for drinks, baking, smoothies. Add to yogurt for a nutty crunch surprise. Sprinkle over pancakes. Use in muffins. Create your own trail mix & include the nibs!
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, make your own yogurt & add nibs as the crunchy surprise.
There’s a reason why cocoa nibs are all the rage. Actually, we’ve come up with several:
- Bits of roasted cocoa are a delicious, satisfying CRUNCH with a chocolate/nutty taste
- There’s no added sugar or fat like regular chocolate chips
- Nibs are a rich source of antioxidants (flavonoids)
- Singing Rooster’s nibs come from ECOCERTified organic cacao
- We return 100% of proceeds to help small producers in Haiti build better businesses
Roasted Haitian cocoa nibs are 100% dark chocolate & have documented health benefits:
- While an apple a day keeps the doctor a way, an ounce of dark cacao nibs can keep your blood pressure at bay.
- There’s no dietary fiber when you eat a chocolate bar, but 1 ounce of nibs = 9 grams of fiber!
- Feeling cloudy? Cacao nibs relax and widen blood vessels, allowing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to fuel cognitive function.
- Dark chocolate is good for skin; rich in antioxidants, dark cacao guards against ultraviolet radiation.
- Cacao beans are one of the best dietary sources of magnesium — a mineral needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions. Plus – an ounce of nibs has 6% of recommended daily iron.
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