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Review of Navitas Raw Cacao Nibs

Louise Hendon | July 5
review of navitas cacao nibs

I’ve always LOVED chocolate (to the point where I used to pity a classmate who was allergic to chocolate – how did she survive those teenage years without chocolate??).

So, naturally, cacao nibs piqued my interest when I found them in Whole Foods, especially when I saw that they had 0g of sugar in them.

What Are Cacao Nibs?

Quite simply, these are parts of cacao beans – cacao beans are broken up into small bits called cacao nibs. So you’re eating the basic component of chocolate.
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What Do Cacao Nibs Taste Like?

They’re crunchy and pretty bitter (hence why most chocolate has tons of sugar added to them). Because I often eat 100% dark chocolate, the nibs don’t taste that bitter to me, but I would beware if you’re used to eating very sugary chocolate.

I love them as an easy snack that I won’t overeat them. They’re full of flavor and tend to fill me up quickly.

Other ways to eat cacao nibs include using them as a topping on some coconut ice-cream, mixing them into a Paleo chocolate cake or brownie mix, or sprinkling them on a salad for some added crunch.

Are Cacao Nibs Healthy?

Cacao nibs are a good source of antioxidants and have good amounts of magnesium (which many people are deficient in), potassium, and fiber. Like all chocolate, cacao nibs also contain some caffeine (55mg-60mg of caffeine in a 28g serving).

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Navitas Naturals Raw Cacao Nibs

Navitas Naturals’s raw cacao nibs are pretty tasty – plus they come from Peru and are fairly minimally processed. You can buy them on Amazon here or at a lot of health stores (and some Targets) in the US.

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