How many type of cacao powders are available in the market

There are different kinds of cacao powder on the market, and each has its own unique qualities and ways of being made. Here are a few of the most popular:

Natural or Raw Cacao Powder: This type of cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans, which keeps the enzymes and nutrients in the beans. Cacao powder that is natural or raw tastes bitter and is often used in baking, smoothies, and other dishes.

Dutch-Processed Cacao Powder: To make alkalised Cacao powder, or Dutch-processed cacao powder, natural cacao powder is treated with an alkalizing agent to make it less acidic. This process gives the cacao powder a milder flavour and a darker colour, but it also takes away some of its antioxidant properties.

Black Cacao Powder: Black cacao powder is made from the "Forastero" variety of cacao beans, which are darker and have more fat than other cacao beans. Black cacao powder is often used in high-end chocolate products. It has a stronger flavour and smell than other types of cacao powder.

Red Cacao Powder: The reddish-brown colour and slightly sweeter taste of red cacao powder come from cacao beans that have been fermented for a longer time. Red cacao powder is often used in desserts and other sweet recipes because it is less bitter than natural cacao powder.

Criollo Cacao Powder is made from the "Criollo" bean, which is a rare and expensive type of cacao bean known for its delicate flavour and aroma. Criollo cacao powder is often used in ceremonies because it tastes smoother and less bitter than other types of cacao powder.

These are just a few of the different kinds of cacao powder that you can buy. It's important to read the labels and choose high-quality cacao powders that have been processed as little as possible and don't contain any extra ingredients or sweeteners.

As a premium Cacao Company, here at Sacred Taste, we pride ourselves on using only the best, wild-crafted Criollo cacao, the original heirloom cacao strain, wild harvested from the jungles of Peru for our cacao company. Here, over 300 families from the Ashaninka tribe, grow and cultivate cacao using traditional methods handed down for generations. The Ashaninka have a close connection with cacao and the land from which it is grown, which is reflected in the quality of the cacao produced.

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