Chocolate nibs also known as cacao nibs are basically just cacao beans that have been broken down into smaller pieces. Whole cacao beans come from the cacao fruit which is shaped like a football.
The cacao beans are fermented and sun dried before they are roasted which helps to remove the shell or husk that surrounds the chocolate nib.
Chocolate nibs in their raw state contain so many nutrients such as lots of antioxidants and important minerals as well as vitamins. And the caffeine in raw chocolate nibs is lower than the caffeine found in cooked chocolate nibs.
You can blend cacao nibs into a higher fat cacao powder. And if you keep blending the nibs, you will create a paste which is more liquid than powdery.
Most people will use a sweetener to even out the natural bitter
taste of the cacao nibs when they add them to their smoothies, etc.
In its raw and unadultered state, this food is actually a valuable and potent super-food loaded with nutrients and brain chemicals very similar to the ones our bodies create when we are in-love.
And when processed at low temperatures this protects its antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Besides magnesium, other essential minerals are present in cacao nibs such as calcium, zinc, iron, copper, and potassium. And in its raw state it contains B vitamins and vitamin E.