Chocolate is made
from cocoa beans - or rather seeds - from Theobroma cacao trees. The plant
produces large, seed-like fruits, each containing 20 to 60 pods surrounded by
sticky, and sweet-pungent white pulp.
The organic raw cacao powder is made by
cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans. In this process, cacao contains living
enzymes, separates fat (aka cacao butters), and produces nibs. The nib bean is
fermented, dried, and pressed...
The cacao butter looks
like blonde oil when melted at low temperature, and hardens into cream-colored
solids when cooled to room temperature. Cacao butter is the reason your
chocolate bar tastes so smooth, and chocolate...