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Cocoa Powder

Also Known As : Cacao powder, Chocolate powder
Technical Name : Theobroma cacao


Taste Profile

It tastes like bitter chocolate.

Usage Tips

  1. Cocoa powder can be used to make chocolates, chocolate frosting, brownies, granola bars and smoothies.
  2. It can be sprinkled over pancakes and muffins to enhance their appearance.

Common names and forms

  1. Cacao Powder
  2. Cocao Powder
  3. Fat- Reduced Cocoa Powder
  4. Gluten Free Cocoa Powder
  5. Indian Origin Cacao Powder
  6. Low Fat Cocoa Powder
  7. Natural Cocoa Powder
  8. Natural Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
  9. Organic Cacao Powder
  10. Pure & Natural Cocoa Powder
  11. Pure, Natural and Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  12. Raw Cacao Powder
  13. Raw Cocoa Powder
  14. Reduced Fat Cocoa Powder
  15. Whole Bean Cocoa powder


It is a fine powder that comes from cocoa beans after extracting cocoa butter from it.

Health benefits

  • Cocoa powder contains anti-inflammatory antioxidants that protect the body against cardiovascular diseases and improve blood circulation in the body.(1)
  • It contains caffeine which helps to boost energy.(1)

Selection Guide

Go for cocoa powder that is made from 100% pure cocoa. Check its expiration date to make sure it has not expired.


Cocoa powder is high in caffeine and can cause diarrhea, anxiety and migraine if consumed excessively.(2)

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