Navitas Naturals - Cacao Nibs - 16 oz.
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Navitas Naturals - Cacao Nibs - 16 oz.

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Navitas Naturals - Cacao Nibs - 16 oz.

  • Item# :72500
    UPC# :858847000697
  • Brand:Navitas Naturals
  • Size/Form:16  oz.
  • Ship Weight:1.01
  • Servings:16
  • Dosage:2  Tablespoon(s)
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Navitas Naturals - Cacao Nibs - 16 oz.

Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs are the partially ground cacao beans that are the natural source of all chocolate products. And though the Mayans may have touted cacao as the "Food of the Gods," we've got dessert on our minds. With their crunchy texture and intense flavor, our cacao nibs are healthy, gourmet, and a delicious addition to all kinds of treats. From adding them into a brownie batter, sprinkling on ice cream, or even just tossing into a trail mix, there is virtually no wrong way to add more of this "real chocolate" into your life. Plus, with cacao's soaring levels of antioxidants, and trace minerals like magnesium and iron, you can feel good in every way about enjoying this chocolatey superfood.

Source and Processing
Navitas Naturals cacao beans are hand selected for quality, partially fermented to alleviate bitterness, and processed at low temperatures for maximum nutrient retention. Once extracted from the pod-like fruit, purified water is then used to cleanse the beans where they are peeled and partially ground to form small pieces or "nibs." Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs contain 100% pure cacao that is certified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and raw.

Cacao "Nibs are certified organic, peeled cacao beans, the basic ingredient used by makers of fine chocolate. Our Cacao nibs are easy to eat on their own, added to smoothie and shakes, try them blended with Maca Power for extra energizing effects. They can also be used to make the best ever chocolate chip ice cream!

Navitas Naturals' mission is to provide premium organic power foods that increase energy and enhance health. Navitas Natural products are of the highest quality, sourced directly from farmers, cultivated sustainably and in accordance with fair trade practices.

Organic Raw Cacao Nibs Benefits:

  • Flavanols
  • Polyphenols
  • Magnesium
  • Antioxidant
  • Iron

Cacao (k?-kau, ka-kow): the dried seeds of a South American evergreen tree (Theobroma cacao of the family Sterculiaceae), which are most commonly used in making cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter. Also called cacao bean, and cocoa bean.

The Truth About Vitamin C In Cacao:
Despite the popular reports circulating the internet, the honest truth remains: even when processed at low temperatures (i.e. "raw"), there is no vitamin C (ascorbic acid) present in cacao.

Back in 2004, Navitas Naturals lab tests directly looked for vitamin C content in raw cacao, but came up negative. Despite these results, the current media blitz brought us back again for another round of lab testing of our best-selling raw cacao products (beans, nibs and powder) for vitamin C. This time, we used two different laboratories instead of one, and utilized three different analytical methods: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Capilary Electrophoresis (CE) with UV detection, and Titration.

Though all three methods have their place in the scientific community, Titration is the most commonly used method in the food industry when determining vitamin C (ascorbic acid) content. However, there is a critical detail within the Titration method many companies miss when testing raw cacao. The method of Titration is unable to differentiate the vitamin C (ascorbic acid) from the vitamin's analogs. The result is what is known as a "false positive."

This is why, at Navitas Naturals, they use HPLC when testing raw cacao's vitamin C content. The HPLC method looks directly for vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and not just the analogs. Additionally, after sending samples of our products to another lab to test using the CE method, the reports returned consistent the HPLC results.

Navitas Naturals have now also tested one of the largest raw cacao brands in the United States using the Titration and HPLC methods. And yet again the results confirm our previous conclusion that raw cacao has no vitamin C (ascorbic acid) present.

Cacao is a tremendously beneficial superfood, containing a wide spectrum of minerals and phytonutrients. It is important to be clear however, vitamin C is not amongst these nutrients.

Food of the Gods
Cacao has long been enjoyed for its healthful and invigorating properties in Mexican, Central, and South American cultures. In fact, Mayan civilizations associated cacao with the food that their gods chose to consume and thrive upon. So impressed were the Mayans with cacao's taste (and its ability to promote energy), that cacao paste was frequently used in sacred rituals, with an annual festival held devoted entirely to honoring the "cacao god." Today, we continue to celebrate the bean of the cacao plant as the nutritional and flavorful source for all chocolate and cocoa products.

The Power of Cacao
Cacao contains a naturally rich supply of antioxidants, and is also an excellent source of dietary fiber. In addition, cacao is known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium, contains an impressively high iron content, and also possesses many other essential minerals in significant quantities.

For the Love of Chocolate
Ask most people to think about chocolate, and watch a smile instantly appear. Being the ingredient that all chocolate is made from, raw cacao can take commercialized "chocolate" to a whole new level through the alchemy of homemade chocolate confections. Great for both the true chocolateer and health seeker alike, try raw cacao paired with sweet foods of any kind (including raw nectars and syrups, dried fruit, or as a special addition to a dessert recipe) and experience cacao's beloved chocolate intensity instantly come to life.

Navitas Naturals' mission is to provide premium organic power foods that increase energy and enhance health. Navitas Natural products are of the highest quality, sourced directly from farmers, cultivated sustainably and in accordance with fair trade practices.

To get the desired health enhancement, it is recommended to consume 2 Tbsp. os Cacao nibs per day. Our Cacao nibs are easy to eat on their own or blended with smoothies, shakes, coffee and tea. Try the nibs with ice cream and desserts.

Navitas Naturals - Cacao Raw Chocolate Nibs Certified Organic - 16 oz.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1oz (28g)
Servings Per Container: 16
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g *
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 0g *
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
*Daily Value Not Established.
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Cacao (Theobroma Cacao)
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About Navitas Naturals

Navitas is the Latin Word for Energy
Navitas Naturals was founded in 2003 to bring energizing superfoods to North America to invigorate the modern ‘Western’ diet. Our organic superfoods come from ancient cultures around the world where they are traditionally used for both nutritional and medicinal purposes. Health-conscious people choose our nutrient-dense superfoods because they are an abundant whole-food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients.

Pure & Simple
Nutrient-rich whole foods are at their best when they’re produced by organic agriculture and minimal processing. That’s why all our products are certified organic and use methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and flavor.

What is a Superfood?
A superfood is a nutrient-dense fruit or vegetable that contains a high content of antioxidants, protein, omega-3, minerals, fiber or other essential nutrients that have proven health benefits. Nutrient density is the ratio of calories to micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that are essential to health, wellness and feeling great. Nutrient-dense foods, like most vegetables and fruits, have a high amount of valuable micronutrients and a low amount of calories. To protect the ‘super’ quality and nutrient integrity, a superfood must be certified organic and minimally processed.

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By (Dousman , WI )

These are great in my morning smoothie. They blend well and add a little chocolate flavor.

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By (Hillsboro , OR )

I sprinkle these on to my yogurt or mix into some oatmeal

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By (Lynchburg , VA )

Raw cacao nibs are the HEALTHY chocolate! This brand is wonderful. I put them in smoothies with spinach and mint extract and my vanilla Complete and it tastes like melted mint chocolate chip ice cream. But they are very versatile. You can put them in healthy desserts, sprinkled on cereal, etc.

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By (Memphis , TN )

I love this stuff, plus all the antioxidants it provides. I don't crave chocolate while on this.

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