250g of pure single origin Venezuelan cocoa nibs, grown and roasted by Franceschi in Venezuela.
The Rio Caribe Superior cocoa beans are grown and harvested by the Franceschi family on their own farm in Venezuela. Once the beans have been fermented and dried, they are sorted then roasted, cracked and winnowed into delicious pieces of nibs at the Franceschi factory.
These cocoa nibs are essentially the main raw ingredient of any good chocolate bar. While they have not been ground and conched with sugar and then tempered into what we think of as a chocolate bar, the cocoa nibs still have a distinctive chocolatey aroma.
Cocoa nibs generally have a unique texture, crunchy yet a little tender, somewhat similar to macadamia nuts. For those who have tried 90-100% cocoa content chocolate and found it far too bitter for them, nibs are a little different. Though still intense and a touch bitter the cocoa nibs are milder, with an almost savoury quality.
Not only does this super food taste amazing, they are extremely good for you. Cocoa nibs naturally contain large amounts of potassium, magnesium and fibre. Cocoa beans are considered one of the best dietary sources of magnesium, with 272 milligrams per 100 grams. They also have an average of 9 grams of fibre per ounce.
They can be used as a replacement for nuts and make a great addition to most breakfasts, salads, muffins, pastries, ice cream and even chocolate. Simply sprinkle them on top for an added fruity crunch. Incorporate them in dishes like you would with fresh or dried fruit.