Cocoa powder and chocolate come from cocoa beans that grow on the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. After fermented, roasted and cracked, they are grounded into a dark brown paste to extract cocoa butter, leaving the natural unsweetened cocoa powder once dried.
The intense chocolate flavour of natural cocoa makes it the perfect alternative to satisfy your chocolate cravings in a healthier way. You can use it to make hot cocoa, brownies and pancakes. If used with recipes that require baking soda (an alkali), it will create a leavening action that allows the batter to rise when placed in the oven.
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