Cocoa – which most of us have been accustomed to using it since childhood- is by no means as simple as it seems. This substance – If the quality is good and not counterfeit – contains many useful trace elements: Vegetable protein, carbohydrates, fats, organic acids, saturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, starch, sugars, vitamins B1, B2, E; Beta-carotene, folic acid. Also minerals such as: fluorine, manganese, molybdenum, copper, zinc, iron, sulfur, chlorine, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium. The following article, in addition to a brief introduction to cocoa powder and its different types, is a guide to choosing a non-counterfeit cocoa powder.
100 grams of high-quality and non-counterfeit cocoa powder has about 400 kcal of energy. It can improve brain function, protect the heart from atherosclerosis, normalize blood cholesterol, reduce bleeding and heal wounds, protect the skin from UV rays, and restore strength. Of course, you should note that all of these properties are related to “cocoa”. The counterfeit varieties and the colorful and glazed chocolates you see on the market may be more harmful than good for your health. If you want to get the most out of non-counterfeit cocoa powder, you need to be able to recognize it first!
Non-counterfeit cocoa powder is produced from the beans of the cocoa tree, which is roasted, winnowed, milled. Then the butter is extracted and finally powdered. Cocoa powder is stored in dry, clean, well-ventilated warehouses at cool temperatures and relative humidity of more than 75%. After completing these steps, you can find few types of non-counterfeit cocoa powder on the warehouses shelves of the Turkish company “Latamerko“:
Latamarko natural cocoa powder
You may be wondering how to make sure the Latamarko cocoa powder is non-counterfeit. The answer is simple! Latamarko is a reputable and long-standing brand of “MT Royal” Turkish company and has many quality certifications that you can see in the home page of our site. In addition, try the following about our cocoa powder. Rest assured you won’t regret buying it!
How can we detect non-counterfeit cocoa powder?