Apple Cocoa Beans 125g
Of all the flavors with cocoa beans, the apple catches the taste of cocoa best. It's a creamy paste, not too thick. The intense aroma of cocoa leads to a taste of slightly sour dark chocolate. It is ideal for marinating, for placing cakes, for mixing with cottage cheese or yoghurt, but also for goose liver pate or game. In the first version of the spice "Apfle-Kakaobohnen" "Madre e Hija" used dates for fear of too bitter taste. But the experience she gained with the apple caused her to give it up. And the result was actually much better!
These are BIO apples and cocoa beans of the Criollo variety, which have more cocoa butter than the new hybrid varieties, and their aromas are much more developed. These are fair trade organic beans from Peru. They are gently dried in the sun to preserve all their qualities and benefits. It is an unfermented bean with a subtle flavor that comes from a village in the Amazon, 12 hours from Pirogue.
For the preparations, the cocoa beans are not peeled, so they retain their high fiber content.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away," is said about the apple. Quercetin and other flavonoids in apples reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The apple contains pectin, a soluble fiber that can lower cholesterol and prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol (the "bad"), which is crucial for preventing heart attack. It also reduces the risk of asthma and improves lung function.
The cocoa bean is rich in components with extraordinary effects and is a food of very high quality. The Mayans and the Aztecs called it "food of the gods". Linnaeus gave the cacao tree the botanical name "Theobroma cacao" (from "Theo", which means "god" and "broma" food).
The composition depends on the varieties and growing conditions. However, we can assume that the average is 50% cocoa butter, 20% proteins, 7% starch, 6% minerals, 4% cellulose, 2% cocoa butter, theobromine, the rest is residual moisture.
Cocoa bean ingredients have a great dietetic interest and can have a positive effect on health ... in particular a preventive role. These are:
★ Minerals: magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, copper, selenium, etc.
★ Vitamins: A, B, C, D, E
★ The different amino acids, tannins, alkaloids ...
Alone or in combination, these elements look cheap.
Raw cocoa beans have the following properties on their side:
Psychostimulants and Tonics: Coconut is a natural antidepressant because of its theobromine content. Magnesium source is also a very good anti-stress activity and a recognized anti-fatigue.
Antioxidant effect: Cocoa is rich in flavonoids and prevents cell aging. It helps fight inflammatory diseases and treats immune function disorders.
Vasodilator effects: Raw cocoa promotes blood circulation in the brain, protects the cardiovascular system and lowers blood pressure.
Lipolytic effects: Raw cocoa helps to burn fat and contributes to weight loss.
of it saturated
of which sugars
562kJ / 133kcal