This organic cocoa powder is certified fair trade. It is a dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder. It gives a full rich chocolate flavour to baked goods. It also makes a wonderful hot chocolate.
To make this unsweetened cocoa powder, cocoa beans are blended, much like coffee beans or wine grapes, and processing begins with fermentation to reduce bitterness. The beans are then removed from the pods, dried and roasted. The roasted beans are cracked to reach the heart or nib, which is finely ground into what's known as chocolate liquor, a thick liquid of cocoa butter and cocoa solids. The butter is then removed and the solids pressed and pulverized into a powder.
Origin - The Netherlands
Certification - CONTROL UNION