Cacao Beans | Cocoa Beans

COCOA BEANS FROM RAINFOREST TO YOU. Cocoa beans are the seeds inside the cacao fruit.

Try our authentic cocoa beans - they are completely raw, outstandingly tasty, and amazingly rich in nutrients! It is worth noting that the Criollo cacao varieties that we offer have been appreciated for thousands of years by Mesoamericans.  

The seeds are sun-dried, and you need to get the dark brown nib out from the skin before consumption. You can try out many recipes with your cocoa beans! 

  • Grind the nibs to make a cocoa mass paste and add some honey to prepare your own raw chocolate

  • Add milk, honey, and cinnamon to the crushed and ground nibs to make a delicious thick drink

  • Enjoy the crushed nibs in trail mix as a cacao superfood

  • Prepare a chocolate bar from raw cacao 

  • Eat the cacao beans as a snack just after removing the skin 

Our raw cacao beans are loved by keto and paleo diet followers, health-minded athletes, and creative foodies who enjoy producing their own vegan chocolate. It is also an excellent suggestion for all the cafes, restaurants, or confectioneries who want to use high-quality ingredients to provide their clients with the best cakes, cookies, and candies possible.

Our product is 100% cacao with no sugar added.


Basic Information:

Cocoa beans from the Rainforest. Please see the video below to get to know the trees.

Highly aromatic Cacao - wild harvest

Grown in a hilly terrain - microclimate

Fresh harvest March - May and October - December

Sun dried cacao

87 cocoa beans average per 3.5oz

*Wild cacao is irregular in shape and color. The not so perfect looking cacao seeds often make the most flavorful chocolate. Side by side taste test comparisons confirm that wild cacao makes chocolate with subtle flavors of vanilla, floral, red berry fruit and macadamia nut.




Cacao Beans | Cocoa Beans 


Cocoa beans.
Recommended Storing Conditions
54 - 68°F; relative humidity < 70%, in odor free atmosphere.
Shelf Life
Best Used within 24 months.
Nutritional Information on Average for 3 tbsp (20 g)
Calories 50 cal Calories from fat 0 cal
Total fat 2 g Saturated fat 0 g 
Total fat (DV) 2% Saturated fat (DV) 0%
    Trans fat 0 g 
    Trans fat (DV) 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 0 mg
Cholesterol (DV)  0%  Sodium (DV) 0%
Total carbohydrate 17 g Dietary fiber 1 g
Total carbohydrate (DV) 0% Dietary fiber (DV) 5%
    Sugars 5 g
Protein 1 g    

*Nutrient content information is indicative of composition but not intended as definitive or complete. It is not intended for use in determining specific nutrient labeling values in finished products containing this ingredient as the responsibility for determining label information lies with the finished product manufacturer. Organic matter such as contained in products of this nature is subject to variation in nutritional composition. We disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including the implied warranty of merchantability. Our responsibility for claims arising from breach of warranty, negligence or any other cause shall not include consequential, special or incidental damages, even if we have been made aware of the possibility of such damages, and is limited to the purchase price of the product. None of the statements made herein shall be construed as a grant, either express or implied, of any license under any patent held by Santa Barbara Chocolate or other parties.

Cacao Beans fresh from the cacao pod and sun dried. This is one of our famous raw cacao ingredients used in making Santa Barbara Chocolate. These are cacao pieces direct from the rainforest.

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