INGREDIENTS: natural cocoa powder
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
GERBS NATURAL NO ADDITIVE COCOA POWDER
Since cocoa beans are naturally tart and acidic (characteristics that provide fruitiness and complexity in the best chocolates and harshness in chocolates of lesser quality), these characteristics are accentuated in cocoa powder. The best natural cocoa retains the true flavors and complexity of the cocoa bean, but lesser quality natural cocoa may be quite harsh. Our Natural Cocoa Powder is not harsh and has no additives.
What to Do if a Recipe Calls for Leavening but Does Not Specify the Type of Cocoa to Use
Older American recipes for chocolate cakes (like those handed down from your mother or grandmother or from older magazine issues) are typically leavened with baking soda but rarely specify a type of cocoa. Use natural cocoa powder in these old recipes. Why? Natural Cocoa (not Dutch Cocoa) was the only cocoa available in the baking aisle back in the day. And baking soda is the proper leavening for batters that contain natural cocoa powder: the soda reacts with the acidity of the cocoa powder to produce the right flavor and light texture.
Did you know that the cocoa in dark chocolate contains high concentrations of flavanoids that may provide health benefits such as decreasing the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Compared to green tea, red wine, and many fruits and vegetables ounce for ounce, the cocoa in dark chocolate has greater flavonoid content.
STORAGE OF GERBS COCOA POWDER
We strongly recommend storing in an airtight container in a cool, dark environment like a pantry or kitchen cabinet, away from direct exposure to sunlight or excessive heat like an oven. The amount of times you open the container and let in the harmful effects of oxygen will only increase the likelihood of rancidity; thus we encourage you to not empty more than 1 pound of product at a time. Gerbs can be frozen too, but we do not recommend it, because the cell structures will change as the product thaws out!
Gerbs Allergy Statement
We are a dedicated top 14 food allergen Free product line & facility; however if you or a loved one has an allergy(ies) to any Gerbs product, please email or call us (401-231-5181) first before ordering, so that we can answer any questions and talk about your options: email@example.com
Our facility and entire product line is free from: gluten, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, beans, lentils, beans, dairy/milk, eggs, sesame, shellfish, crustacean, fish, and mustard. Please understand most of our product are produced and packaged on shared but dedicated equipment, right here in our factory headquarters in Johnston, Rhode Island. If you have an allergy to one of our products or ingredients, do not order, please give us a call (401) 231 5181 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“WARNING: Consuming this Product can expose you to chemicals including cadmium, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.”