Our raw organic cacao nibs come from de-husking or peeling whole cacao beans and then crumbling them into nibs. TruVibe's cacao nibs are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, magnesium and other minerals. Nibs make an excellent addition to cookies as they are "nature's original" or authentic chocolate chips. They can also be eaten right out of the bag or added to smoothies, desserts, trail mix, or ice cream.
Cacao's scientific name Theobroma literally means "food of the Gods." Central and South American cultures have enjoyed Cacao for thousands of years. Back then when it added to water it was considered a sacred beverage and drunk from golden cups. The Cacao beans themselves were also used as currency by both the Maya and the Aztecs.