Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs contain high amounts of theobromine which have similar effects like caffeine.

These nibs are from the cacao bean that has been chopped and broken into very small pieces. Nibs can be eaten as is or ground to a thick paste to be used in chocolates. Add cacao nibs to smoothies and desserts for a boost of rich slightly bitter chocolate flavor and crunch. Cacao nibs are a good pantry staple thanks to their flavor and also the great source of magnesium they contain.

How to Use:

Use in smoothies, desserts, truffles, raw truffles/balls, baking, muffins, cakes, bread, etc. Try sprinkling cacao nibs on top of Stripped Green Smoothie Bowls, or some of these popular dessert recipes: Raw Chocolate Malt BrowniesRaw Chocolate Nib Brownie Bites.

Nutrient Breakdown of Cacao Nibs:

*per 1 ounce

Fats — 1 ounce of cacao nibs contains 13g fat

Fiber — 1 ounce of cacao nibs contains 9g fiber

Magnesium

Iron

Flavonols, antioxidants

Theobromine —  acts as a mild stimulant

Anandamide — the “bliss” molecule known to give you that feel good feeling when eating chocolate

Where to Purchase:

Health food stores, grocery stores,  or online retailers (Healthworks, Nativas Naturals)

Tips and Tricks:

Store raw cacao nibs in an airtight mason jar to keep them fresh in the pantry (if you buy in bulk, freeze the extra).