What is it? This butter is made by blending raw hazelnuts with our crushed Amazonico Criollo Cacao Beans and Evaporated Coconut Nectar. With a delicate, nutty flavour and a creamy texture, this is our take on the classic hazelnut spread!
The cacao used to make this chocolate is Fair Trade Certified. Fair Trade standards ensure that producers and their community receive a fair share of the benefits of trade, thus improving the quality of their lives. We have sweetened this butter with Organic Evaporate Coconut Nectar from the island of Java, Indonesia. This low GI (35), mineral rich sweetener, produced from coconut palm blossoms is considered the most sustainable in the world and makes a great cane sugar alternative.
Please Note: If the product becomes liquid, store in the fridge to resolidify. The coconut oil may separate, forming a white layer on top, warm gently to re-combine.
Organic Raw Hazelnuts (30%), Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Raw Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Organic Raw Cacao Nibs *Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients
Raw Cacao Nibs: Antioxidants Research has demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. In the adjacent table you can see that our Raw Cacao has set the world record for antioxidants when compared to the other top 10 antioxidant foods such as Goji Berries, Acai Berries, and blueberries. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.
Evaporated Coconut Nectar: Our Evaporated Coconut Nectar is unfiltered and preservative free. It has a low on the Glycemic Index (GI) of 35. By comparison, most honeys are GI 55 and cane sugars are GI 68. The Glycemic Index provides a ranking for carbohydrates according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a low GI (less than 40), produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, avoiding the sugar “highs” and “lows” that we experience when consuming foods with high GIs.
Evaporated Coconut Nectar also has a nutritional and mineral content that is richer than all other commercially available sweeteners. When compared to brown sugar, Evaporated Coconut Nectar has twice the iron, four times the magnesium and over 10 times the amount of zinc.