Cocoa & Chocolate Products
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Cocoa is derived from Theobroma cacao, also called the cacao tree and the cocoa tree. With its seeds, mankind has discovered that there are endless possibilities to produce a variety of products.
Cocoa beans are used to make chocolate liquor, cocoa solids (like cocoa powder), cocoa butter and chocolate. In 2016, the total world production of cocoa beans was 4.5 million tonnes. The top producing country is Ivory Coast, followed by Ghana and Indonesia.
Despite being a popular component in foodstuffs, cocoa may also face health problems. Cadmium is one of those concerns. Hence the European Union imposed a limit on cadmium levels, as per January 1, 2019. For cadmium in cocoa powder, the limit is 0.6 µg per gram of cocoa powder. On the other hand, the U.S. government has not set a limit for cadmium in foods or health products.
Throughout the year cocoa beans can be harvested. However, the bulk of the crop is gathered during two periods: October to February and from May to August. From these beans, a variety of cocoa products are made.
On Nutrada you will find suppliers for the below cacao items. They are offered in a wide variety of characteristics. Like fat percentage, like 10-12, 20-22. But we also divide them into the way they are processed, such as alkalized and raw. You can even select which type of cacao beans are used, whether it is Arriba, Criollo, Forastero, Trinitario or a mixture of beans.
The fluid paste, also called liquor, which is derived from the processed cocoa bean, is the base ingredient for cocoa powder and chocolate. With chocolate, there are about 20 commercial grades from which to choose.
Currently, we are still working on the chocolate database. We're very keen to have this ready for you within a short time frame. But quality is everything.
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