A single cacao bean contains 54% fat (that’s the cacao butter), 31%
carbohydrates (mainly fibre with a tiny amount of sugars), 11% protein (including arginine,
glutamine and leucine), 3% polyphenols (flavonols and proanthocyanins) and less than 1%
trace minerals including magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.
Cocoa paste is the natural product of ground nibs, which are drawn from the
fruit of the Theobroma Cacao tree. Raw cacao paste (also called Cacao Liquor) is made by
crushing raw cacao beans into a liquid. This liquid quickly solidifies at room temperature
and the result is cacao paste.
Because no heat is used in this process, cacao paste retains its natural
properties. Cacao paste is naturally about 55% cacao butter and is an extremely smooth
product great for use in any chocolate recipe. If you are looking for true dark chocolate,
this is it. Not 80% or 90%, but 100% pure organic cacao. No additives, sweeteners or
This product is essential for true cacao chefs who are looking for chocolate
creations that are firm and silky at room temperature, or one-of-a-kind homemade healthy
Cocoa paste is a fantastic blank canvas, and invites you to be creative with
its use. It’s great because you can cook with it whilst retaining all the original cocoa
bean taste and smell. At home you can add small chunks to dried fruit and nuts to create
your own trail mixes, or grate fine shavings over ice cream or sweet desserts.