Impossible not to love, Myprotein Organic Cacao Powder is a dusty dirty looking substance that is very welcome in my home.
I hate mess, but if it tasted like chocolate I wouldn’t complain.
Myprotein Organic Cacao Powder is super fine and soft, and tastes a lot like bitter chocolate. No surprises there.
We’re all pretty familiar with cacao and cocoa, and it’s a staple in my pantry.
Cacao comes from the Theobroma Cacao tree, which is native to South America and was considered sacred by the Aztecs and Mayans.
It had a paler shade than home brand cocoa powders, but still gave that heavenly taste (when sweetened!). Cocoa powder usually uses higher temperatures than cacao powder during processing, which is said to reduce some of nutritional content of cacao.
Cacao power is high in fibre, and is a good source of minerals, including copper, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and iron. It is full of antioxidants, and higher in the than other “superfoods” like acai and goji berries. It can also reduce LDL cholesterol, reduce stress, protect the heart, elevate mood (oh yeah!) and stimulate the brain.
Myprotein Organic Cacao Powder contains all three macronutrients, and a little bit goes a long way. I added between 10 to 20 grams into my choc protein puddings, protein custards and even smoothies, and it gave me plenty of flavour. Ten grams has only 35 calories, so it was never a difficult decision of whether to add it in or not.
It also helped mask the bitterness that accompanies some unflavoured protein powders. I’d recommend sifting or blending it to make sure all and any lumps are broken down and to allow for an even distribution into your food or drink of choice.
A worshipped and wondrous brown substance, Myprotein Organic Cacao Powder should be mandatory to all kitchens.
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Myprotein Organic Cacao Powder (per 100g): 353kcal // 20.0g C (incl 2.5g sugar) / 11.0g F / 29g P
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