After the cacao beans are roasted and the exterior shells are removed the beans are then broken up into smaller pieces which are referred to as cacao nibs. All chocolate starts off as a cacao nib. It is the first step in the production of chocolate. While both dark chocolate (containing 70% + cocoa solids) is a superfood, the nutritional benefits are incomparable to that of cacao nibs because cacao nibs are broken up cacao beans without any additives or further processing and is the first step of the process in making chocolate.
Why Eat Cacao Nibs?
Cacao nibs contain flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory antioxidants beneficial to the arteries in your heart and brain. Cacao nibs are good for your cardiovascular system and heart.
Benefits of Cacao Nibs
- High in Fiber, Protein, Healthy Fats, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Manganese, and Copper.
- High in Antioxidants (contain more antioxidants than other superfoods, including green tea, acai)
- Releases Serotonin (feel good chemical produced by your brain.