Country of Origin - Ecuador 🇪🇨
Class / Cat - I (Premium Quality)
Cacao (Theobroma cacao) is a small evergreen tree native to the tropical areas of Mesoamerica. Cacao tree produces seeds known as cocoa beans which are used in order to produce chocolate, cocoa solids, cocoa butter and chocolate liquor.
Cacao was first domesticated in Mesoamerica. It is believed that Olmecs domesticated cacao approximately 4,000 years ago in the area of Mexico but other evidence suggests that Mayans domesticated it about 5,000 years ago in the area of Ecuador. Evidence also suggests that cacao was also domesticated in Honduras approximately 3,500 years ago. Cacao was introduced in Europe, West Indies and the Philippines by Spaniards and later Europeans introduced it in Asia and West Africa.
Cacao is a very important commodity and nowadays it is cultured in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Brazil, and Ecuador to name a few.
Flavours & Texture
Cocoa beans are processed in order to produce chocolate and other cacao products. Cacao nibs which are crumbled, raw cacao beans dense and crunchy have fruity notes and a strong bitter aftertaste similar to espresso beans.
You can use cacao nibs in order to make chocolate drink, in your smoothies or you can add them onto your morning bowl of oatmeal. Additionally, you can use cacao nibs in many savory dishes in order to add extra flavour.
Cacao powder is an excellent source of protein and fiber and it is generally regarded as a healthy option.
Calories per two tablespoons
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We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.
Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95
Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.
All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..
Let's start by stating the obvious. Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.
That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-
- Take a photo of the inedible product
- Put the product into your refrigerator
Send the photos to email@example.com, please include your order number in the subject
- All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt
We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.
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