Different Ways to use Cacao Powder in Foods

Cacao Powder

Cacao powder is not the same as the cocoa powder that you can often find on supermarket shelves. Cacao powder is the raw and pure form of chocolate, made from the fruit of the cacao tree and is not or minimally processed. But, cocoa powder is a form of cacao powder that has been heated and processed to create a chocolaty flavor that is a lot smoother. The cacao bean powder is one of the best superfoods that you can find, which has immense health benefits,

The cacao powder provided by Juka’s Organic is 100% natural, authentic, and unprocessed. Our cacao powder is packed with flavonoids, protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, and many other essential nutrients that promote overall health. The cacao powder tastes slightly bitter but many love its rich flavor. It can be a healthy replacement for the milk chocolate that we use (which has more sugar and dairy). So, here are some examples of the use of cacao powder in everyday foods to get its health benefits:

  • Add to Smoothies:

High-quality cacao powder is a great natural pair with smoothies. The sweetness of smoothies covers the somewhat bitter flavor of the cacao, perfectly balancing the taste. To make a cacao smoothie, blend your favorite fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, etc. with Greek yogurt and ice. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons (as per your requirement and quantity) of Juka’s Organic’s cacao powder for a rich and chocolaty burst of flavor.

  • Cacao Brownies:

The brownies that you order in a box won’t have the natural cacao powder and its benefits. Simply replace the store-bought cocoa powder with our cacao powder in your favorite brownie recipe. You may have to adjust the sugar level, due to the rich bitter taste of the natural cacao powder. To make the brownie healthier, you can find a good sugar replacement.

  • Homemade Cacao Granola Bars:

Don’t get panicked by homemade granola bars, as they are actually easier to make than you think. Plus, the homemade granola bars have less sugar and more nutrients than the commercial ones. Make the granola bars with the usual recipe and sprinkle the cacao powder or cacao nibs on them to make well-balanced and flavorful energy bars.

  • Sprinkle on Fresh Fruits:

Pairing the intense taste of cacao with the natural sweetness of fruits is a perfect way to use Juka’s Organic cacao powder. Simply slice your favorite fruit and sprinkle it with cacao powder for an anti-oxidant-rich treat. Raspberries, pineapple, bananas, etc. are some of the perfect pairing fruits for cacao powder.

Juka’s Organic has partnered up with small-scale women farmers from the villages of Africa that use the traditional method of cacao bean extraction to preserve the potency of this superfood. If you want to buy some follow this link: https://jukasorganic.com/collections/all-collections/products/buy-cocoa-powder-16oz

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