Raw chocolate bark

Raw Cacao v Cocoa – what is the difference? + Chocolate Bark Recipe

Nutritionally speaking there is a difference between raw cacao and cocoa. Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter).  Cocoa powder on the other hand is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. Sadly, roasting changes the molecular structure of the cocoa bean, reducing the enzyme content and lowering the overall nutritional value. On top of that, refined sugars are added to make it palatably sweet, incredibly mourish and leaving our brains craving more. Making portion control challenging.

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