Organic Cacao Powder

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  • — Organic, Non-GMO
  • — Kosher, Vegan
  • — Cholesterol Free
  • — Very Low in Sodium
  • — A very good source of Protein, Potassium
  • — Zinc, Dietary Fiber, Iron, & Magnesium
  • — Rich in Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese

Chocolate can be good for you! At least, it is when it comes in the form of Certified Organic Cacao Powder. This substance can be used to make a variety of chocolate treats as well as give you a huge nutritional boost.

Raw, unsweetened cacao powder contains small amounts of caffeine, about 12 milligrams per tablespoon. It’s not enough to make cacao powder into a potent stimulant, like coffee. However, this dose is sufficient for a mild energizing effect, especially in the people who are caffeine-sensitive.

Cacao Benefits for Health and Soul

Raw, organic cacao powder is an incredible product because it can boost your mood. It stimulates the production of endorphins, known as happiness hormones. Therefore, snacking on a cacao-based treat is an excellent idea when you are in a desperate need of cheering up.

However, it’s imperative not to overindulge in treats that contain cacao powder, especially when they have sugar in them too. Usually, it’s advised to have about 1-2 tablespoons of this delicious superfood per day, but there isn’t any particular ‘maximum dosage.’

Health-wise, our Organic Cacao Powder is an excellent source of antioxidants. This means it strengthens your body as a whole and improves your general well-being.

Cacao: Nutrition Information

You don’t have to worry about cacao calories much as this food contains so much fiber and essential nutrients, that every extra calorie it brings into your diet is worth it. Due to fiber, it’s great for the digestive and cardiovascular health support.

However, the most valuable things about raw cacao are iron and calcium. Both these elements are difficult to get through diet, so the high level of them in this food makes it an excellent choice for everyone. Vegans definitely should eat it regularly as they might struggle with designing an iron-rich meal plan.

Bodybuilders and athletes, who must mind their calorie intake and need to have more protein and fiber would benefit from unsweetened cacao as well because it contains significant amounts of both. Besides, calcium, magnesium, and manganese help support bone health.

Raw, unsweetened cacao powder is gluten-free and safe to include in any diet.

How to Store and Use Raw Cacao Powder

You can try hundreds of cacao powder recipes for desserts, baked goods, and confections. It also goes very well when added to smoothies or hot drinks. Note that baking cacao might be different from raw cacao powder as the latter doesn’t contain any additives and its natural taste is quite bitter.

When it comes to buying cacao powder, bulk is the best way to go, as technically, it doesn’t expire. The ‘best by’ date on the package is only a direction, not necessarily an irreversible time limit. When unopened, a pack of raw powder can be used for up to 2 years after the ‘expiration’ date. Opened packages should be restricted to one year after the ‘best by’. Note that cacao powder doesn’t spoil, it just loses its beneficial properties over time.

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size1 oz (28 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories99

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary fiber 2g 7%
Total sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 5g 10%

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Сalcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Ingredients: Organic Cacao Powder
Storage Time: Up to 12 Months
Country of Origin: Peru
Packaged in: USA
Store in: Cool, Dry Place
Allergy Info: Packaged in a Facility That Also Processes Tree Nuts and Wheat
Warning: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food
Additional PROP 65 information can be found here

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  1. What chemical does this cacao contain that the State of California states is can cause cancer and birth defects?

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    • Lead and Cadmium are the main ones, and the only ones I’m aware of, though there may be others. It should be noted that this isn’t unique to cocoa/cacao, but is a “problem” for many plants, including spinach. It’s just the effect of how they draw these heavy metals from the soil, and is therefore naturally occurring, which is why many companies don’t think they should have to warn consumers, since spinach, etc doesn’t (typically, at least) have a warning on it. Regardless of whether you agree with that or not, and despite the fact it’s naturally occurring and not something added, I personally still like to know what I’m consuming. Unfortunately, after contacting a handful of different companies about it, I’ve received very little helpful info. Most simply deny it’s an issue and/or refuse to provide any test results (Equal Exchange and Trader Joes are a couple examples); others provide info and results, but only partially (and even then only after contacting them), and things don’t all necessarily add up or make sense (e.g. Navitas); and only one so far has provided actual lab results (Dana’s Healthy Living), though who knows if the results are biased, but at least it’s more than anyone else has offered.

      And then there’s Frontier Co-oop, who doesn’t sell to customers in California anymore because of it. Their statement that “[d]ue to California’s Proposition 65 requirements, this item is no longer available for sale to customers in California” makes it sound like Prop 65 prevents the sale of their cocoa, but really it just means they have to put a Prop 65 warning on the container, and clearly they’d rather not sell to that entire state than do that, which is a classic example of the industry’s attempts to simply ignore the issue. For a broader picture of that willful ignorance just check the various companies’ sites for information regarding Prop 65, cadmium, lead, or heavy metals. Very few of them even mention it at all, and even less actually discuss it. Equal Exchange, to their credit, does provide a very good explanation of the issue on their site but, like Navitas, they try to minimize it instead of dealing with it.

      I completely understand their desire to educate people that cocoa/cacao is not unique in this, and that many other products are also contaminated, but a) most of those other products have much more nutritional value and are therefore more of a dietary need than a treat like chocolate is (yes, it has *some* nutritional benefits, but not enough to eat *for that reason*, nowhere near what vegetables have, and most people eat alkalized cocoa which only has a tiny fraction of the benefits of raw cacao) and b) it would still be nice to know how different products compare in order to be able to choose one with lower amounts vs maybe unknowingly buying and consuming one that’s much higher. And considering how relatively few companies sell cocoa (and especially raw cacao) and that most of them can be bought online, that’s actually a realistic situation, vs trying to compare all the different options for spinach, etc.

      And one last point, which I hesitate to mention since, assuming nothing I’ve written so far has provided cause for Food to Live to remove my post, there’s a decent chance this will: to my knowledge, NO cacao/cocoa is free of cadmium or lead. They ALL have some levels of both of these metals, some high in one and low in the other, some high in both, and some (in theory, though it’s hard to know since it’s so hard to obtain the info) low in both. The comment below by Alexander stating that “[o]rganic Cacao is Certified Free of any harmful substances” is absolutely NOT true based on everything I’ve read. I don’t know if Alexander works for Food to Live, but pretty8blue certainly appears to, and their comment is extremely misleading (I’d go so far as to say fraudulent or false advertising). They state their “products don’t contain any chemical elements that in fact pose any health risk” and “our products are 100% safe.” Again, I understand the argument that other foods have the same risks, and I realize Prop 65 is severely flawed, but to make that argument is one thing, to falsely state your product does not contain any harmful elements when a) they contain cadmium and lead and b) cadmium and lead are definitely harmful is quite another. For that reason alone, I will steer clear of this company, which is unfortunate since I came here to see their stance on this very issue as I was considering buying (and possibly permanently switching to) their cacao powder. Instead of denying the issue and pointing to sites like prop65scam, it would be much more helpful and constructive for companies to show how much cadmium and lead are in their products per oz/lb/whatever and how that compares to competitors, other foods, and various limits (FDA, WHO, European Food Safety Commission, Health Canada, etc). The attempt to merely push back and insist there’s no reason to worry, especially considering the food industry’s track record when it comes to honesty, isn’t doing anyone any favors. Being open about things and actually educating people will go a lot further toward building consumer confidence.

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  2. Is this cacao powder actually raw, as in – it has never been heated above 118 degrees F?

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    • Yes, NO more than 40C’s so its raw.

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    • That is so great! Makes all the difference to myself and my family to be getting such high quality from your company. Most people don’t understand how much goodness is left in raw food versus roasted, cooked or pasteurized. Thank you for paying attention the details. I cannot say enough good about your service and quality. Lifetime customers right here!

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    • Hello,

      NO more than 40C’s so its raw.

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  3. Is Food To Live Organic Cocoa Powder Non Dutched and Non Alkalized?

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    • This is Dutch-process cocoa that’s been treated with an alkalizing agent to lower cocoa acidity, thus allowing more of its pure chocolate flavor to shine through.

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  4. Absolutely excellent flavor! I am pleased with this purchase and will continue to order this specific brand. The choices were numerous. I am pleased with my selection.

    5 out of 5

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  5. I was hesitant to purchase this at first but I’m so happy that I did. I use it daily in my smoothies, my milk and seed butters. Thank you!

    5 out of 5

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  6. Is this fair trade?

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  7. How do we know if your cacao powder does not contain lead or cadmium?

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    • Organic Cacao is Certified Free of any harmful substances

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    • Then why the warning that the product contains chemicals that cause cancer

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    • Hello,

      This is due to Proposition 65 that is mandated by law.

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    • Under product info:
      WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
      Yes this is mandated by CA law ONLY when named chemicals, elements or poisons are elevated to a degree as set forth by the state. It’s NOT a good thing. Practicall NOTHING you find on shelves in a store will have this warning except a pack of cigarettes.

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    • Regarding warning, We have to comply with the California Proposition 65 rule. We have added a warning statement to any product that was part of litigation based on the Prop 65 rule. Even though our products don’t contain any chemical elements that in fact pose any health risk, we prefer to post a warning to avoid any litigations. You can read more about this topic here: http://prop65scam.com/. Most of the companies who are selling superfoods have the same warnings on their sites.

      It is done to protect us against lawsuits as it is very costly (millions $) to defend a position in a court. We prefer to remove any litigation risk by putting a label on, even though our products are 100% safe.

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    • I just received my 4 lb package but I dont see the word “RAW”. Can you please tell me if your cacao powder is raw?

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