Niulife Chocolate Coconut Butter – Ingredients & Processing – Pantry Audit

CO Butter Choc

 

 

 

 

 

Certified  Organic

NASAA

Low GI (35) – Gluten & Grain Free – Dairy Free – Vegan

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Ingredients:

raw organic extra virgin coconut oil

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raw organic cacao powder

Cacao is the source of chocolate – made from the bean of the cacao tree. The full name of this food is Theobroma cacao, which translates as ‘food of the gods.’  Raw Cacao has more antioxidants than any other food including green tea and red wine.

Raw cacao powder is unadulterated and sold mostly via health food stores and online retailers. Cacao in its natural state contains no sugars. As a potent antioxidant, cacao can repair the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Antioxidants are responsible for 10% of the weight of raw cacao.

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 raw organic wildcrafted agave syrup

Wildly contradictory information out there, both for and against. Some say it is ok in moderation, some say it is so bad for us. Seems to be another product in the sweetener race that has overtaken the sugar industry – google it and make your own decision

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organic vanilla bean

Vanilla is a flavour derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia).

Initial attempts to cultivate vanilla outside Mexico and Central America proved futile because of the symbiotic relationship between the vanilla orchid and its natural pollinator, the local species of Melipona bee. Pollination is required to set the fruit from which the flavouring is derived. In 1841, Edmond Albius, a slave, discovered at the age of 12 that the plant could be hand-pollinated, which allowed global cultivation of the plant. Vanilla is the second most expensive spice after saffron, because growing the vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive. Despite the expense, vanilla is highly valued for its flavour.

Vanilla beans consist of an almost waxy dark brown plump and smooth pod filled with thousands of little brown flavourful specks that smell highly fragrant. They are considered by some to be the ultimate in flavouring and scenting baked goods 

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Himalayan crystal salt

Himalayan salt is a term for halite (commonly known as rock salt). It is mined in Pakistan. The salt sometimes comes out in a reddish or pink colour, with some crystals having an off-white to transparent colour.

Containing all of the 84 elements found in your body, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt are listed as regulating the water content throughout your body; promoting healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells; promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging; assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body, absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract; supporting respiratory health; promoting sinus health, prevention of muscle cramps; promoting bone strength; regulating sleep; promoting vascular health and in conjunction with water, it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure

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Processing:

The coconut oil is processed by

Direct Micro Expelling (DME)

DME

Fair Dinkum Fair Trade

Fair Dinkum Fair Trade

Niulife states:

DME extra virgin coconut oil blended with raw foods – made in small batches using the very freshest raw organic ingredients.

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Sources:

cheftalk.com/t/19794/whats-difference-between-cacao-powder-and-cocoa-pawder

iquitsugar.com/raw-cacao-vs-cocoa-whats-the-difference

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_nectar

huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/agave-this-sweetener-is-f_b_537936.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla

thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-vanilla-extract-vanilla-bean-vanilla-paste-169336

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_salt

mercola.com/himalayan-salt

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