Cocoa Nibs in India
Cocoa Nibs in simple terms are cocoa beans which is Roasted, Cracked & Winnowed to be used in Bean to Bar chocolates. They are dark brown in colour, crunchy like coffee beans and aromatic like chocolate.
The quality of chocolate depends on the quality and roast of the cocoa nibs. Therefore, at Cocoashala, India, we roast them in specialised roasters to be used for Bean to Bar chocolate making. They contain natural cocoa butter and is used for bean to bar chocolate making. This sufficient quantity it is present in the cocoa beans, prevents the need to add extra vegetable oils. You can also learn to make your own chocolate with our very popular 3 day program! Click on the link for more details: https://cocoatrait.com/product/3-day-micro-batch-bean-to-bar-chocolate-making-course-cocoashala-chennai-india/
Cocoa Nibs are bitter and do not taste like chocolate unless they are processed further. Bean to Bar chocolates use nibs as the base raw material.
Cocoa Nibs are packed with antioxidants and flavonoids which help in relaxing your blood vessels and reducing blood sugar.
You can use nibs as a healthy snacking option or inclusion as they help to add natural chocolate flavour in several recipes. They do not melt very easily, hence they can be used very smartly as an alternate to chocolate chips! Top your breakfast cereals with Cocoa nibs, use them in smoothies and add it to trail mixes. Creatively add them to nut butters to give them a healthy and naturally chocolate flavour and include them in bakes, in cake batters and cookies!
When stored in a cool dry and airtight packaging, they can last upto 12 months but we recommend you to use them as early as possible if you intend to make chocolates. Cocoa Nibs need not be refrigerated. Contact us for more information and specific details: https://cocoatrait.com/contact/
Read more about cocoa beans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_bean