Recipes, Benefits And Uses Of Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder is produced by roasting, grinding and melting whole cocoa beans before pressing the melted liquid to separate the butter from the cocoa. It is used mainly in the production of chocolate and baking products. Climate change dynamics in major growing regions over the last few years have raised concerns about the future of the crop.

Nutritional Benefits Of Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder contains several minerals including calciumcoppermagnesiumphosphoruspotassiumsodium and zinc. It also contains caffeine and is rich in flavonoids, attributed to certain health benefits.

Where Is Cocoa From?

West Africa, specifically Ivory Coast and Ghana are the biggest producers of cocoa crop but they do not have the necessary processing facilities. The majority of the worlds cocoa beans are shipped to Europe for processing to extract the cocoa powder and cocoa butter we are familiar with.

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What is Cocoa Powder Used in?

Cocoa is used in the production of chocolate and chocolate products. It is responsible for the chocolate flavour and dark colouring of the products.

Personal Care Recipes Using Cocoa Powder

Homemade Dry Shampoo For Naturally Healthy Looking Hair

By Roxanne | Dec 4, 2018

With our lives getting increasingly busy it is hard to figure out when to do simple things like washing your hair! We all want to look our best for every event but when that requires washing your hair daily it’s often just not practical. We know many commercial dry shampoos do not promote naturally healthy…

Cooking With Cocoa Powder: Recipes for Cooking, Baking And Snacks

Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe

By Roxanne | Apr 11, 2020

It is rare to find a gluten-free cookie recipe that is simple, quick and delicious! As more and more people are being diagnosed with gluten sensitivities the need for easy baked alternatives grows. When you find a gluten-free recipe that requires less than 7 easy to find ingredients, takes less than 30 minutes to make…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

By Roxanne | Mar 19, 2020

It is so tricky to find decent recipes for a gluten-free chocolate cake. So often they are hard as a rock, require a million ingredients, crumble into dust or taste like cardboard. But, this recipe ticks all the right boxes! Not only is it gluten-free but it contains no refined sugar, is low-card, incredibly easy…

Simple And Delicious Coconut Chocolate Mousse

By Roxanne | Feb 13, 2019

For years I thought the only way you could make delicious chocolate mousse was with cream, eggs and melted store-bought chocolate. This isn’t ideal if you are diabetic, lactose intolerant, or opting for a more natural or paleo diet. The good news is there is a simple, natural and equally easy chocolate mousse recipe that…

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Natural And Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate

By Roxanne | Aug 31, 2018

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate – oh so delicious!! We can’t live without it but all that sugar doesn’t make it the healthiest snack food. When it comes to store-bought chocolate the ingredients in the labels can be quite overwhelming and the packaging can’t be recycled. Is it possible to get chocolate without all the palm oils,…

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Delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate: Quick, Easy and Incredibly YUM

By Roxanne | Jun 13, 2018

Winter is here! It’s time to break out the slippers and spend the weekends snuggling under the covers. Did someone say HOT CHOCOLATE and rusks? Yes please!! Homemade Hot Chocolate Is A Thing! Before you rush off and buy another container of the glorious hot drink to add to your trolley, consider what you are…