Arriba Nacional Cacao Nibs
1 lb & 3 lb
Our Cacao is the native-born heirloom Ecuadorian species named Arriba Nacional-Fino de Aroma. This variety of Cacao is considered worldwide to have the finest floral aroma and flavor profile, as well as, the highest amount of bioavailable nutrients and minerals. One of Ultimate Superfoods key concerns in preserving this species is promoting the cultivation of this incredibly fragrant heirloom cacao variety that is unaltered from its natural integrity. Like so many other natural foods, this heirloom species has been hybridized by many growers to increase yield and particular characteristics. However, Ultimate Superfoods believes that hybridization greatly compromises quality, so we use the Arriba Nacional-Fino de Aroma heirloom variety.
We have developed deep-seated relationships with highly regarded farmers and continue to scour the planet to bring our customers the highest quality exotic superfood products. Our farmers and Co-ops in Ecuador employ meticulous organic farming methods, advanced sustainable technology, and the practical knowledge of Old and New World chocolatiers to present you with the finest cacao products. Organic chocolate quality starts with healthy soil and exclusive use of the Arriba Nacional variety, never the hybridized CCN51, which many other companies are selling as the "Arriba Nacional" variety. The CCN51 hybrid may be a pretty bean, but beauty is only skin deep as it lacks the flavor and unique properties of the Arriba Nacional because of its deep hybridization. We support our farmers' work of producing healthy, high quality cacao with support from organic agronomists. Our farmers nurture the trees, hand pick the cacao pods, and separate the beans for fermenting. After a carefully controlled fermentation process, the cacao beans are sun dried. Unfortunately, many companies have been known to dry their beans in ovens in order to reduce their costs. After this detrimental process, you end up with beans that incur a disappointing "acid flavor" that most consumers confuse with a "fermented" type flavor.
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