Monthly Archives - March 2019

3 ways of eating Patacones

Patacones are a wonderful counterpoint to the cool fresh citrus taste of ceviche. … A patacón heaped high with other delights is a hearty meal in itself. As simple as they are, there are things many people don’t know about this ubiquitous dish. There is more to patacones than meets the eye: The name patacón comes from various Colonial Era Spanish and Portuguese silver coins. In an ironic double-back, tostón, a name applied to patacones in some other countries, has been used as slang for [...]

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5 things you should know about Fine Aroma Cacao

1 ) What do cocoa beans smell like? Do cocoa beans/leaves/trees smell like chocolate? No, Cocoa beans don’t smell like chocolate. But when cocoa beans are roasted and proper roasting is integral to good flavored chocolate. Basically Chocolate contains three main ingredients: cocoa paste, cocoa butter, sugar, and emulsifier. 2 ) How are cocoa beans processed? Processing the Cocoa Beans. During fermentation, the cocoa pulp clinging to the beans matures and turns into a liquid, which drains away and the true chocolate flavor starts to develop. … In Nigeria, cocoa is fermented in baskets lined and covered with leaves. 3) How do [...]

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Cacao as a Super Food

Raw Cacao—Superfood for The Brain and Heart. … Raw cacao powder is a natural superfood which is high in nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. It is also a rich source of antioxidants for our heart and contains neurotransmitters which contribute to wellbeing and happiness Cacao beans are the seeds from an Amazonian fruiting tree and are the source of all chocolate and cocoa products. Raw cacao powder is a natural superfood which is high in nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. It is [...]

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Difference between cocoa and cacao

Cacao and cocoa are kinds of the same thing… they’re also very different! We don’t want to confuse you, but we do want you to discover the truth about their differences. Luckily, Sarah Wilson has the facts for you! Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat (cacao butter). Cocoa looks the same but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. Firstly, Sarah’s Story… Almost four years ago I quit sugar. What [...]

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