Cacao (Cocoa) Nibs

  • Caffeine Amount
    10.4 mg
  • Caffeine strength
    LOW
  • Calories
    19
  • Serving size
    Cacao (Cocoa) Nibs
    1 tsp (3 grams)

Cacao Nibs (Cocoa Nibs) are minimally processed pieces of roasted cacao beans (Theobroma Cacao).

Because they are minimally processed they retain most of the nutrition found in raw cacao.

Cacao contains two alkaloids: theobromine and caffeine. 2016 research in the Phillipines found that there was 0.3457% of caffeine in locally sources Cacao nibs (from Subasta).

Traditional cocoa powder is different in that it is processed to remove most of the fat naturally found in cacao beans.  This process also strips some of the nutrients, especially if the cocoa was "Dutched". 

Cacao nibs are not sweet by nature but have a rich but bitter chocolate flavor.

Like all natural products, the caffeine content in cacao nibs can vary due to factors such as growing conditions and natural variations in species of plant as well as regions grown. 

Where To Buy

Navitas Organics Raw Cacao Nibs, 8 oz. Bag, 8 Servings — Organic, Non-GMO, Fair Trade, Gluten-Free
Amazon.com Price $9.99 ($1.25 / Ounce)
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Anthony's Organic Cacao Cocoa Nibs, 2 lb, Batch Tested and Verified Gluten Free
Amazon.com Price $14.89 ($7.44 / Pound)
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Terrasoul Superfoods Raw Organic Cacao Nibs, 2 Lbs (2 Pack) - Raw | Keto | Vegan
Amazon.com Price $14.99 ($0.47 / Ounce)
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Ingredients in Cacao (Cocoa) Nibs

Cacao Nibs From Roasted Cacao Beans

How Does It Compare With Other Foods?

Caffeine (mg) per Item

200180160140 120100806040 200 Cacao (Cocoa) Nibs Awake Chocolate Hershey's Special Dark Bars Jolt Gum

Sources

Cabugsa, I. M. G., & Won, K. R. A. (2016). Fast, Reliable and Simultaneous Determination of Theobromine and Caffeine in Fermented and Unfermented Cacao beans and in Cocoa Products using Reverse Phase HPLC.
Other references. Last updated on 1 Mar 2021.
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