Cocoa

AYMARA FOOD COCOA

Our cocoa nibs and powder come from the beans of the Theobroma cacao (literally “food of the gods“), a shrub that grows in the fertile soils of South American forests.

Cocoa is best known as the main ingredient of chocolate. However, cocoa was originally used by the Aztecs and Mayans for ceremonies, or as a means of payment, medicine and even a health food. It was then introduced into Europe by the Spanish.

Aymara Food’s cocoa products are intended for consumers who are looking for the nutritional benefits of cocoa. Our cocoa products are “raw” and have been processed at temperatures below 45ºC, in order to preserve as much as possible the natural properties of the beans.

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Organic Cocoa beans

Organic Cocoa beans

Aymara Food offers exceptional cocoa beans from various varieties: Trinitario, Nativo (Chuncho), Piura Blanco, Almelonado (forastero) among others.

We work directly with the producers of “Cacaos Finos de Aromas” throughout Latin America. Our organic cocoa beans are characterised by fruity and floral flavours as well as nut and malt notes.

Our 100% organic and fairtrade cocoa beans are intended for chocolate makers who work with the beans and create chocolate bars with exceptional taste (bean to bar concept).

Benefits:

  • High source of flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant.
  • High source of theobromine, a natural antidepressant and aphrodisiac.
  • High source of magnesium, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Rich in fatty and healthy acids, valuable enzymes, iron, magnesium, amino acids such as tryptophan, arginine and dopamine.
  • The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine states that cocoa can decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increase blood flow in arteries, lower high blood pressure and improve cognitive performance.
  • Many studies have shown that cocoa is a true superfood with major health benefits.

Organic Cocoa Nibs

Organic Cocoa Nibs

Our Peruvian cocoa nibs are obtained by coarsely grinding organic Nativo cocoa beans, fermented and dried in the sun. The final product is as crunchy as ever.

 

Benefits:

  • High source of flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant.
  • High source of theobromine, a natural antidepressant and aphrodisiac.
  • High source of magnesium, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Rich in fatty and healthy acids, valuable enzymes, iron, magnesium, amino acids such as tryptophan, arginine and dopamine.
  • The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine states that cocoa can decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increase blood flow in arteries, lower high blood pressure and improve cognitive performance.
  • Many studies have shown that cocoa is a true superfood with major health benefits.

Organic Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is produced from 100% organic Nativo cocoa beans from shrubs that grow in Peru in mineral-rich volcanic soil. The powder is obtained by a traditional cold pressing process using fermented and sun-dried beans. The result is a pure, unmodified and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Benefits:

  • High source of flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant.
  • High source of theobromine, a natural antidepressant and aphrodisiac.
  • High source of magnesium, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Rich in fatty and healthy acids, valuable enzymes, iron, magnesium, amino acids such as tryptophan, arginine and dopamine.
  • The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine states that cocoa can decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increase blood flow in arteries, lower high blood pressure and improve cognitive performance.
  • Many studies have shown that cocoa is a true superfood with major health benefits.