Check price at Amazon Viva Naturals cacao powder is organically-sourced from Peru, making it of the highest quality. Safety and quality are top priorities for Navitas Organics. Superfoods are plant-based foods, not a miracle drug. And one cocoa powder that fell below the cadmium limit contained a small amount of lead, as did two other powders. This ensures that you get maximum health benefits and the nutritional value of the cacao beans is sustained. Unlike traditional cocoa, Viva Naturals Cacao Powder is unprocessed, retaining important nutrients like magnesium, calcium, iron, fiber and protein. "Cadmium is a probable carcinogen, can be toxic to kidneys, can cause softening of bones, and may affect fetal development" according to CL. Cacao powder (another core product from Navitas and several … Cocoa powder sold to the final consumer typically as drinking chocolate will have a limit of 0.60 mg/kg. 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charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePacked with beneficial nutrients and a rich, unsweetened dark chocolate taste, Navitas Organics Cacao Powder is perfect for satisfying your chocolate craving and elevating all manner of chocolatey foods in your life. Navitas Organic Cacao Powder is the best! Non-alkalized and never roasted at high temperatures, Navitas Organics Cacao Powder retains the antioxidants, minerals and high nutritional value found naturally in the cacao bean. Cocoa powder still has many of the same phytonutrients as cacao but is less nutrient dense — particularly in antioxidants — because it is heat processed (anything heated over 104℉ starts to lose its nutritional value). Some popular dark chocolate bars and cocoa powders contained more than 20 micrograms of cadmium per serving, greatly exceeding California's 4.1 microgram limit above which a warning label is required, and most cocoas exceeded … Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Ingredients: Certified organic cacao powder (Theobroma cacao). Navitas Organics’ products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. It's Superfoods with Purpose, from bean to bag. • Cacao NIBS tend to be significantly lower in cadmium and other heavy metals." Find out if tests such as foreign metal detection can show if cocoa powders and chocolate products are contaminated with heavy metals such as cadmium and lead. Why? Both exceed World Health Organisation (WHO) safety limit of 0.3mcg/g of Cadmium. ! The bad news was that of eight cocoa powders, six failed because of excessive cadmium levels, with most having three to five times the WHO limit. Store in a cool, dark, dry place\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOrganic | Non-GMO | Kosher | Fairtrade | Gluten Free | Vegan\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}. The highest cadmium we found was in Kiva brand Cacao Powder, which consistently measured over 2.4 ppm -- a similar level to what we recently found in some rice protein products. Packed with beneficial nutrients and a rich, unsweetened dark chocolate taste, Navitas Organics Cacao Powder is perfect for satisfying your chocolate craving and elevating all manner of chocolatey foods in your life. The safe levels of cadmium in America are 0.67 parts per million of cadmium. The article goes onto say that it may actually be due to the processing methodology. Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder contains 0.95 mcg/gram (0.95 ppm) which is over 3 times the upper limit. The elements that triggered this California Prop 65 labeling requirement are lead and cadmium. We strongly suggest you do not take the risk, eat safe and get other brands with origin outside of South America. According to their website, Mamamuti cacao powder contains 0.4 part per million of cadmium. First, its organic and fair trade certifications mean it’s grown without harmful pesticides or harmful labor practices. FREE SHIPPING on orders $49+ within the contiguous U.S. The rich chocolate flavor is just as delicious and appropriate in a decadent cup of hot chocolate as it is in your greens-packed morning superfood smoothie!Navitas Organics Cacao Powder is truly easy to use: simply substitute 1:1 into any recipe that calls for cocoa powder or Dutch processed (alkalized) cocoa powder. Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder contains 0.95 mcg/gram (0.95 ppm) which is over 3 times the upper limit. On top of this, Navitas Organics Cacao Powder scored very well on independent lab testing for the presence of cadmium, a harmful heavy metal that can b… Source: US Food and Drug Administration, Total Diet Study Market Baskets 2006 through 2011. These statements herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. The Navitas Organics Cacao Powder is approved by the FDA and the USDA, which is as good a certification of quality and safety as you can get. All of Navitas Organics products are certified organic and grown with traditional, organic agricultural practices. The rich chocolate flavor is just as delicious and appropriate in a decadent cup of hot chocolate as it is in your greens-packed morning superfood smoothie!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNavitas Organics Cacao Powder is truly easy to use: simply substitute 1:1 into any recipe that calls for cocoa powder or Dutch processed (alkalized) cocoa powder. Navitas grows its cacao without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Product Description. Is this adequate to check for heavy metals, like cadmium and lead, that you've found in cocoas and chocolates? Great in baked treats, smoothies, homemade chocolates, and hot chocolate. A few years back Consumerlabs published some test results that among others showed the cacao powder of Navitas Naturals had a high cadmium content. In the meantime, if you want to minimize your risk, you may want to steer clear of Sunfood Raw Cacao and Trader Joes Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, both of which tested at the upper end of the range in cadmium. Fiber, minerals & antioxidants (flavanols), 1:1 swap for unsweetened cocoa powder in any recipe. Safety and quality are top priorities for Navitas Organics. Companies are required to place a warning label on any product they sell within the state of California if it exceeds the level that the State has established as risk free for a list of over eight hundred chemicals including some naturally occurring heavy metal minerals. Store in a cool, dark, dry place, Organic | Non-GMO | Kosher | Fairtrade | Gluten Free | Vegan. "Cadmium is a probable carcinogen, can be toxic to kidneys, can cause softening of bones, and may affect fetal development" according to CL. Lead and cadmium are naturally occurring minerals and are present in soil around the globe to varying degrees and as such can be absorbed by plants grown in that soil. Our antioxidant-rich organic cacao powder is vegan and contains no added sugar, fillers or fortified ingredients.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTo read more about the farmers who grow our cacao and our work in Sierra Leone, click \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/navitasorganics.com\/pages\/our-growers\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHERE\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredients: \u003c\/strong\u003eCertified organic cacao powder (Theobroma cacao).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eContains 49mg of caffeine per serving.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eContains 195mg flavanols per serving.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStorage Information: \u003c\/strong\u003eRefrigeration not required. CL's tests revealed that cocoa powders tended to have the highest concentrations of cadmium, followed by dark chocolate bars, chocolate chips, and nibs. The cadmium amount found in the cacao powder is 3x of that in the nibs. So Manumati falls well within the safety threshold. A Perspective on Key Units of Measurement: Contaminants are often expressed in micrograms (mcg). Email me when this product is back in stock: Our best-selling product, Navitas Organics Cacao Powder is made from single origin, Fairtrade certified, organic cacao beans that are grown and processed to benefit its farmers, our planet, and help your body thrive! Also check out their Cacao Nibs and Cacao Butter for more excellent cacao … No chemicals are ever used in the cultivation or production of our products. 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