Cocoa Powder Overview
Chocolate has been a celebrated food and drink for centuries, and consuming chocolate has traditionally been something to savor as a decadent indulgence. But chocolate has undergone a nutritional renaissance thanks to the discovery that cocoa - the basic ingredient in chocolate - is not only not bad for you, it's nutritious superfood. Cocoa powder like this organic cocoa powder from NOW Foods is full of heart-healthy antioxidants, fiber, protein and has a far higher concentration of mood-enhancing compounds than chocolate. Not to mention an deep rich chocolate taste when sweetened just enough to offset cocoa inherent bitterness. Use NOW Organic Cocoa Powder as you would any cocoa powder, great when added to shakes, coffee or baking recipes.
Cocoa Powder Description from Now
Organic Cocoa Powder from NOW is the perfect complement to any health-conscious kitchen. From holiday desserts and everyday baking, to a steaming cup of hot cocoa on those cold winter days, NOW Organic Cocoa Powder offers a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth wihtout the high amounts of sugar, fat and preservatives common to many commerically available mixes.
Each delicious 55 calorie serving contains only 2.25 grams of fat, just 11 grams of carbohydrates, 6.5 grams of dietary fiber, 325 mg of potassium and 5 grams of protein. In addition to its rich, delicious flavor, each serving of NOW non-alkalinized Organic Cocoa Powder naturally contains 21.5 - 107.5 mg of cocoa flavanols (polyphernols). Be sure to try some today!
|Serving Size: 21.5 grams|
Servings Per Container: 15
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2.25 g||4|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g||8|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||11 g||4|
|Dietary Fiber||6.5 g||26|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Organic Cocoa Powder
Hot Cocoa: Combine 2 teaspoons of NOW Organic Cocoa Powder, 1 teaspoon of unprocessed sugar, and a dash of salt in a mug. Add 1 cup of hot milk ( or soy/rice milk) and stir until smooth. Great when combined with a drop or two of NOW Organic Vanilla Extract.
Low-Calorie Brownies:For a Low-Calorie Brownie Recipe (using NOW Organic Cocoa Powder with Xylitol and Organic Vanilla Extract) and other healthy recipes, visit our website at www.nowfoods.com.