Pure bitter chocolate (ground cacao beans) Cacao paste is produced by grinding the Cacao Nibs to a smooth, liquid state. Cacao Paste is also known as cacao liquor, unsweetened chocolate, baking chocolate or bitter chocolate.
Cacao paste is a derivative of the cacao bean, the Mexican and South American plant that produces chocolate in its most natural form. More specifically, this paste is created when whole cacao beans are ground into a liquid, commonly called cacao liquor, which is then dried. Not only does cacao paste provide a delicious, chocolatey taste, but it’s also packed with health benefits, like more antioxidants than blueberries, black and green teas, and red wine. These antioxidants give cacao the power to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk of stroke.
We probably don’t have to convince you to consider trying this chocolate superfood, but you may be wondering how to use it! Cacao isn’t necessarily the most commonly consumed food, which is why we’ve outlined a few of our favorite ways to enjoy it.