GY cacao nibs are the highly prized Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional varietal (aka cacao Arriba, or cacao Nacional). Arriba is a fine flavoured bean characterized by fruity and floral notes, and unique to Ecuador. Our raw nibs are certified organic, Rainforest Alliance certified, common allergen-free, non GMO, naturally vegan and delicious!
The cacao beans are hand-selected, fermented and dried to perfection. The beans are then crushed and the skins removed (aka winnowed) by a specialized machine using powerful fans. Our nibs are lab tested, raw, clean and pure, and never treated with toxic chemicals. GY cacao nibs are low temperature processed from start to finish to maximize quality while maintaining nutritional integrity.
Our farmers harvest fully mature ripened pods from trees grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil. The plantation from which we source is known for their high quality low cadmium fine flavour cacao. Our supplier has developed and implemented the Native Cacao Farming Initiative, which is an ongoing free education and training program for the cacao harvesters and processors. It is important to us that the Ecuadorians responsible for supplying us our unique cacao are well taken care of; we believe in people over profits. We lab test each lot of raw materials to ensure our high standards are met or exceeded.
Food safety is of primary importance and we are happy to share with you that our Ecuadorian partner holds the following certifications; Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certified, ISO 9001:2015, GMP, BRC Certified. Further steps have been taken to ensure the cacao is non-irradiated and common allergen-free.
Did you know?
Cacao may be naturally mood boosting.
Cacao may be a natural energy enhancer, aphrodisiac and natural appetite suppressant.
Cacao is a good source of magnesium and other plant derived nutrients.
So much more...
Suggested use: Eat straight out of the bag or add to smoothies, desserts, oatmeal, yogurt, trail mix, power ball snacks, or make your own raw chocolate. Try putting a bean inside a dried date, add a bit of nut butter and a pinch of salt and mmmm...