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Cocoa


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COCOA
Theobroma Cacao

Harmonized System Code:
Cocoa Beans and Nibs: 1801.00
Cocoa Butter: 1804.00
Cocoa Powder: 1805.00
Cocoa, considered the “Drink of Gods” by the Incas, is a fruit with a thousand flavors and nearly as many uses. Cocoa is said to be the best antioxidant available among the various foods.


HEALTH BENEFITS:


  • Prevent heart disease and stroke.
  • Natural treatment for depression.
  • Reduces cancer risk.

SOME USES:


  • Cocoa nibs for muesli, fruit salads, yogurt.
  • Cocoa powder for milkshakes.
  • Cocoa beans for direct consumption.
  • Cocoa butter as a substitute of regular butter to prepare chocolate desserts.

SPECIFICATIONS:


Beans

Nibs

Powder

Butter

Moisture

7.0%

4 – 5%

<4%

<0.5%

Description

Whole bean

Broken grains

Fine powder

Solid fat

Color

Dark to reddish brown

Dark brown

Reddish brown

Pale yellow

Odor

Characteristic, free from foreign or disagreeably odors

Taste

Bitter, cocoa characteristic

Characteristic

Bitter, cocoa characteristic slightly acidic flavor

Characteristic as cocoa butter


NUTRITION FACTS (SERVING SIZE 100g):


Nibs

Powder

Butter

Energy

602 kcal

472.08 kcal

899.1 kcal

Total fat

46.5 g

21 g

99.9 g

      Saturated

12.5 g

63.07 g

      Trans fat

0 g

0 g

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

0 mg

0 mg

Sodium

32 mg

1.05 mg

Carbohydrates

31.5 g

48.07 g

0 g

      Dietary fiber

11.2 g

31.20 g

0 g

      Sugar

<1 g

1 g

<1 g

Protein

15.5 g

22.7 g

0 g


MICROBIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS:


Nibs

Powder

Butter

Standard plate count

<10 x 105 cfu/g

<5 x 103 cfu/g

<1 x 103 cfu/g

Total coliforms

Absent

<10 cfu/g

<10 cfu/g

Escherichia coli

Negative

Negative

Negative

Enterobacteriae

Absent

Molds and yeast counts

<150 cfu/g

<50 cfu/g

Staphylococcus aureus

<10 cfu/g

<10 cfu/g

Salmonella

Absent

Absent

Absent


CERTIFICATIONS



PROCESSING FLOWCHART:

Cocoa beans:

Cocoa powder:


Cocoa nibs:

Cocoa butter:

PACKAGING:

Beans

Nibs

Powder

Butter

25 kilo paper bag

20 kilo cardboard box

20 kilo cardboard box

25 kilo cardboard box



STORAGE CONDITIONS:

Beans

Nibs

Powder

Butter

Cool and dry place, protected from light and moisture

Cool and dry place, protected from light and moisture

Cool and dry place, avoid strong odors, far from direct sunlight

Cool and dry place, avoid strong odors, far from direct sunlight, store at 18 – 20°C and 50 – 60% of R.H.



SHELF LIFE:

Beans

Nibs

Powder

Butter

12 months

24 months

24 months

15 months


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Calle Victoriano Castillo Velarde N° 125 Of. 201
Urbanización Los Jazmines
Miraflores, Lima – Perú

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+511 717 5116
+511 717 5117

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