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January 12, 2011

What is natural cocoa powder?

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Natural Cocoa Powder

To maximize flavour, cocoa manufacturers’ traditionally ferment the beans, use high heat to roast them and add an alkaline, known as Dutching, to improve the color, texture and flavour. The big problem is that all of these steps reduce the amount of antioxidants present.

The impact of alkalizing alone reduces the total flavonoid content by two-thirds. For heart health, choose natural cocoa powder which hasn’t been alkalized.

Brands sold in Canada are Hershey’s natural and Ghirardelli natural cocoa powder.  A newer company Giddy YoYo doesn’t process their cocoa powder, but natural is not on the label. Click here to see their website.

Grocery Store Search- You can find Hershey’s out West sold in most Save On Foods grocery stores. Ghirardelli is sold is higher end grocery stores as well as some bulk stores right across Canada.

23 Comments on “What is natural cocoa powder?

Valerie M. Bourne
April 23, 2011 at 7:30 am

THanks. Will try it soon.

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Pj Murray
January 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Hi, own 2 of your cook books – bought them when you spoke at High Point Wellness Centre Session – my friends and I still talk about your presentation.

Anyway, just bought some real cocoa, but can’t find your recipe for hot cocoa. Can you direct me to it?

Also because I like visiting your site. You might enjoy my husband’s – conquergood creative – yea that really is his last name 😉

Thanks in advance. Be well. Pj

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Mairlyn
January 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

Go to my home page and scroll down until you see the picture of the cocoa cup and saucer. Click on the picture and you’ll get the recipe.
Peace, love and fibre,
Mairlyn

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