The Health Food Emporium Cocoa powder is derived from raw cacao beans which are carefully selected from Peru, then milled into a fine powder removing the fat or cocoa butter. Cocoa powder is bursting with health, it is a great source of healthy antioxidants that help relax your blood vessels and lower your blood pressure by improving nitric oxide levels and blood vessel function. Cocoa powder is rich in polyphenols which have significant health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cholesterol levels.
There are lots of fun ways to add cocoa to your diet. Enjoy hot or cold by mixing cocoa with your favourite dairy or non-dairy milk for a hot chocolate or milkshake. Cocoa can be added to your favourite healthy smoothie recipe to give it a richer, chocolatey taste. Add cocoa powder to puddings like chia breakfast puddings or rice pudding. Sprinkle cocoa over bananas and strawberries or add cocoa to your favourite granola bar mixture.