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COCOA NIBS – 150 g

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€5,99

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PlanetBIO

Cocoa nibs contain magnesium and iron, which help to reduce tiredness and fatigue, and zinc, which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to the maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin. Cocoa beans are known as being one of the richest antioxidant sources on the planet, according to ORAC chart.

Why PlanetBIO Cocoa?

Variety criollo. All PlanetBIO cocoa products originate from the cocoa variety criollo, which is considered the best and most appreciated cocoa variety on the planet. It is characterized by a rich complex aroma, full of subtle flavors that last and are appreciated by lovers of good chocolate. In comparison with other varieties of cocoa, criollo is demanding for cultivation and has a lower annual yield, therefore it represents only less than 5% of world cocoa production. Since its cultivation requires more knowledge and care, criollo cocoa products are significantly more expensive, but therefore of higher quality, tastier and more nutritious.

In 2012, Gregor and Nina visited our cocoa suppliers from Peru. They checked the conditions in which PlanetBIO cocoa grows and were impressed by the integrity of producers.

Organic certificate & cultivation in accordance with the principles of permaculture. All PlanetBIO Cocoa products have an organic certificate, which is awarded by the European Commission, and at the same time they are grown under much more stringent principles. Our producers follow the principles of permaculture, because it is the most effective way for sustainable cocoa cultivation. Cocoa trees are planted in the shade of higher trees and instead of artificial fertilizers, they use natural compost from banana leaves and other plant waste, and of course, they do not use any insecticides or fungicides.

Optimum nutrient preservation. Our cocoa beans are not roasted and therefore retain as many minerals and other nutrients as possible. PlanetBIO crushed cocoa beans are fresh, while cocoa powder and cocoa butter are heated to slightly higher temperatures (around 60 °C) during the grinding process, so they are technically not present, but still contain significantly more nutrients than conventional cocoa products, in which cocoa beans are roasted.

PlanetBIO crushed cocoa beans are obtained by rough grinding of organic cocoa beans that grow on criollo cacao trees. The cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao) is a low evergreen tree originating from the tropical regions of Central and South America. With its gentle shiny leaves and beautiful white flowers it is interesting by itself, but it is known mainly for cocoa beans. They were valued by the Maya and Aztecs. They used cocoa beans as a currency and for the preparation of bitter, but nutritious drinks. 

Criollo is the variety of cocoa, that is of the highest quality in the world and is also most sought-after because of its rich and complex aroma, full of subtle flavors that last for a long time. Due to the low fertility and the complexity of cultivation, it accounts for only a few percent of world cocoa production.

At PlanetBIO, we always ensure that our products meet not only strict environmental standards, but also the principles of sustainable production and fair trade. We also visited suppliers of PlanetBIO cocoa producers in Peru and made sure that they were produced according to the principles of permaculture and with the love of the planet and its inhabitants.

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Iron - participates in the development of red blood cells and hemoglobin, the transmission of oxygen throughout the body and the functioning of the immune system, contributes to cell division, the release of energy in metabolism, normal cognitive functions, and reduces fatigue and exhaustion.

Magnesium - helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion, participates in protein synthesis and cell division, contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, plays a role in the functioning of the nerves and muscles, the normal psychological action, the balance of electrolytes and the release of energy during the metabolism

Zinc - contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, hair, skin and nails, participates in the functioning of the immune system and protects cells against oxidative stress, plays a role in cell division, protein synthesis, cognitive functions, fertility and carbohydrate metabolism, vitamin A and fatty acids

A rich source of fiber

[/koristi][uporaba]PlanetBIO cocoa nibs have a pleasantly bitter taste and are best in combination with sweet fruits and dried fruits (eg. PlanetBIO grown strawberries). 

Daily consumed quantity of cocoa nibs is not limited, however, at PlanetBIO we recommend moderate consumption, because cocoa nibs contain natural stimulants, especially theobromine and in a small part also caffeine. Stimulants in moderate amounts stimulate the functioning of the nervous system and fill us with enthusiasm and energy. If we overuse them, they can exhaust the gastric gland and have exactly the opposite effect. Therefore, PlanetBIO recommends moderate consumption of cocoa products and consumption in earlier parts of the day, because eating cocoa before bedtime can cause problems with insomnia.

[short]Cocoa nibs contain magnesium and iron, which help to reduce tiredness and fatigue, and zinc, which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to the maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin. Cocoa beans are known as being one of the richest antioxidant sources on the planet, according to ORAC chart.

[/short][description]Why PlanetBIO Cocoa?

Variety criollo. All PlanetBIO cocoa products originate from the cocoa variety criollo, which is considered the best and most appreciated cocoa variety on the planet. It is characterized by a rich complex aroma, full of subtle flavors that last and are appreciated by lovers of good chocolate. In comparison with other varieties of cocoa, criollo is demanding for cultivation and has a lower annual yield, therefore it represents only less than 5% of world cocoa production. Since its cultivation requires more knowledge and care, criollo cocoa products are significantly more expensive, but therefore of higher quality, tastier and more nutritious.

In 2012, Gregor and Nina visited our cocoa suppliers from Peru. They checked the conditions in which PlanetBIO cocoa grows and were impressed by the integrity of producers.

Organic certificate & cultivation in accordance with the principles of permaculture. All PlanetBIO Cocoa products have an organic certificate, which is awarded by the European Commission, and at the same time they are grown under much more stringent principles. Our producers follow the principles of permaculture, because it is the most effective way for sustainable cocoa cultivation. Cocoa trees are planted in the shade of higher trees and instead of artificial fertilizers, they use natural compost from banana leaves and other plant waste, and of course, they do not use any insecticides or fungicides.

Optimum nutrient preservation. Our cocoa beans are not roasted and therefore retain as many minerals and other nutrients as possible. PlanetBIO crushed cocoa beans are fresh, while cocoa powder and cocoa butter are heated to slightly higher temperatures (around 60 °C) during the grinding process, so they are technically not present, but still contain significantly more nutrients than conventional cocoa products, in which cocoa beans are roasted.

PlanetBIO crushed cocoa beans are obtained by rough grinding of organic cocoa beans that grow on criollo cacao trees. The cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao) is a low evergreen tree originating from the tropical regions of Central and South America. With its gentle shiny leaves and beautiful white flowers it is interesting by itself, but it is known mainly for cocoa beans. They were valued by the Maya and Aztecs. They used cocoa beans as a currency and for the preparation of bitter, but nutritious drinks. 

Criollo is the variety of cocoa, that is of the highest quality in the world and is also most sought-after because of its rich and complex aroma, full of subtle flavors that last for a long time. Due to the low fertility and the complexity of cultivation, it accounts for only a few percent of world cocoa production.

At PlanetBIO, we always ensure that our products meet not only strict environmental standards, but also the principles of sustainable production and fair trade. We also visited suppliers of PlanetBIO cocoa producers in Peru and made sure that they were produced according to the principles of permaculture and with the love of the planet and its inhabitants.

Iron - participates in the development of red blood cells and hemoglobin, the transmission of oxygen throughout the body and the functioning of the immune system, contributes to cell division, the release of energy in metabolism, normal cognitive functions, and reduces fatigue and exhaustion.

Magnesium - helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion, participates in protein synthesis and cell division, contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, plays a role in the functioning of the nerves and muscles, the normal psychological action, the balance of electrolytes and the release of energy during the metabolism

Zinc - contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, hair, skin and nails, participates in the functioning of the immune system and protects cells against oxidative stress, plays a role in cell division, protein synthesis, cognitive functions, fertility and carbohydrate metabolism, vitamin A and fatty acids

A rich source of fiber

PlanetBIO cocoa nibs have a pleasantly bitter taste and are best in combination with sweet fruits and dried fruits (eg. PlanetBIO grown strawberries). 

Daily consumed quantity of cocoa nibs is not limited, however, at PlanetBIO we recommend moderate consumption, because cocoa nibs contain natural stimulants, especially theobromine and in a small part also caffeine. Stimulants in moderate amounts stimulate the functioning of the nervous system and fill us with enthusiasm and energy. If we overuse them, they can exhaust the gastric gland and have exactly the opposite effect. Therefore, PlanetBIO recommends moderate consumption of cocoa products and consumption in earlier parts of the day, because eating cocoa before bedtime can cause problems with insomnia.

Is there such a thing as free shipping?

Sure, why not? Here's how it's possible to get your products free of shipping charges.

Do you know the good ol' mantra "Customer is King; we appreciate our customers and would do anything for them" ? Well, it's true for us too, but then again we want the feeling to be mutual. So how can we help each other?

You help us with ordering more than just the minimum order (which is 30 EUR) => to pay the bills, salaries and to grow, offer you more, higher quality, special prices => and we promise to give back to you by not charging the shipping costs.

We're currently shipping to the following countries with the following shipping charges:

  • Zone 0 (Slovenia, home country): 5,00 € (well, they are closer...)
  • Zone 1 & 2 (Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Croatia): 11,99 €
  • Zone 3 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Poland, Great Britain, Lithuania): 15,99 €
  • Zone 4 (Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Finland, Spain, Sweden): 20,99 €
  • Zone 5 (Greece, Ireland, Portugal): 22,99 €
  • Zone 6 (Bulgaria): 31,99 €
  • Please note: We don't send to Switzerland, Turkey and Norway due to too high costs of transport & customs.
  • Unfortunately we don’t offer free shipping for orders from Grand Canary Island and Tenerife.. We are trying our best to find the best solution.

... and we take away that cost if your order:

  • Zone 0: over 20,00 €
  • Zone 1 & 2: over 60,00 €
  • Zone 3: over 80,00 €
  • Zone 4 & 5: over 100,00 €
  • Zone 6: over 120,00 €

Prices of products vary from as low as 2,49 € and up to 24,99 €, but on average they're around 14€. It's not hard to get total amount up to 100€. You don't have to, but if you do, we take care of the expensive transport.

Now, if you order (Zone 3 for example) for let say 64€, you pay extra 16€ for transporting the goods to your place. Wouldn't you rather top that order with another product of 16+€, and get the whole package without shipping charges? We're basically giving you the products for free and covering the transport fee ourselves, but have the opportunity to grow as a company, since we earn more that way.

How's that for a win-win situation?