Cacao is thought to have been first used by the Maya civilization in Central America. cocoa and cacao come from the same place, it’s the way of processing that makes a difference.These differences in turn have different effects on their nutritional benefits. Cacao powder is made by crushing cocoa beans and removing cacao butter or butter.Chocolate is rich… Read More »The difference between cacao, cocoa, and chocolate
What is cocoa powder? Think of it as a concentrated form of chocolate, says pastry master Sebastien Canonne, co-founder of the French Pastry School of Chicago. But first, a quick review of how chocolate is made: cocoa beans are fermented, roasted, hulled, and the nibs ground up into a paste called chocolate liquor or cocoa mass.… Read More »How to Know Which Cocoa Powder to Buy?
Cocoa powder, an unsweetened chocolate product, adds deep chocolate flavor to desserts and beverages. Cocoa powder occurs when the fat, called cocoa butter, gets removed from the cacao beans during processing. The leftover dried solids get ground into the product sold as cocoa powder. Cocoa Powder vs. Chocolate Bar chocolate combines cocoa solids and cocoa butter… Read More »What Is Cocoa Powder?