Fun Fact: Cocoa Beans Are Called “Cocoa” Beans And Not “Cacao” Beans Because Of A Spelling Mistake Made By English Importers In The 18th Century When Chocolate Was Becoming Popular. Cocoa Pod
Cacao pod, also known as theobroma cacao is native to the deep tropical regions of the Americas. We source our Cocoa Pod from Ecuador, one of the few sources in the West.
The Cocoa Pod ripens orange to yellow as well as green to blue. Inside the cacao pod, you’ll find between 20-60 seeds, also called beans, the beans are covered in a white pulp that is used to make juices and jellies while the seed is the main ingredient in chocolate. For Additional Information Visit Our Ripening Guide
The Cocoa Pod Bean is full of antioxidants, fat, carbohydrates, protein, polyphenols like flavonoids that are antioxidants, minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, zinc, and potassium, oleic acid which is a heart-healthy essential monounsaturated fat, fiber, and vitamins E, B2, B1, B5, B3, B9, A, and C.
Cacao pods for sale
Cocoa Pod is usually available for the majority of the year, however, tends to be less available in the spring. Refer to our SEASONAL GUIDE
- *Small Box contains approximately 2 PODS *
- *Medium Box contains 3 PODS *
-Being that fruit comes in all different sizes and weights, we aim to pack our boxes to maximum capacity
-When you place an order please be aware of delivery times to receive your box, as fruit will ripen quickly in the outdoor heat.
It arrives ready to eat. For extended shelf life, store in the refrigerator. Crack the shell and suck the white flesh surrounding the bean. Some like to enjoy the bean raw while others may find it bitter.