Cocoa Husk


Exploring Ethiopian Beauty: Cocoa Husk

Embark on a journey through Ethiopia’s allure with the rich flavours and nourishing qualities of cocoa husk.

Nigiro's brewed Honeybush Tea

Cocoa husks, also referred to as chocolate shells, are the outer thick layer of the fruit that protects the inner cocoa kernel, which is used for chocolate production. Cocoa husks, with their high fibre content, still retain nutrients such as B vitamins, iron, zinc, magnesium, and others, similar to chocolate but with much less sugar. Cocoa husks are a by-product of the harvest of cocoa kernels. These husks from Ethiopia are roasted and enjoyed as an infusion or as tea ingredients.

Digestive Support | Heart Health Booster | Mood Enhancer |
Mineral Richness | Vitamin B Powerhouse

Nigiro tending honeybush seedlings in the nursery

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Nigiro tending honeybush seedlings in the nursery

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Ancient Elixir to Modern Delight: Tracying the Journey

Cocoa husks have a rich history dating back centuries, prized by ancient civilizations like the Maya and Aztecs for their medicinal and culinary properties. Initially utilised in traditional beverages and sacred rituals, cocoa husks gained global recognition during the Age of Exploration. While cocoa beans dominated the chocolate industry, husks were often overlooked until their rediscovery in recent times. Today, cocoa husks are celebrated for their unique flavour and nutritional benefits, finding applications across various industries and emerging as a popular ingredient in caffeine-free tea blends.

In the realm of beverages, cocoa husks offer a delightful fusion of ancient tradition and modern indulgence. Appreciated for their subtle chocolatey taste and aromatic fragrance, cocoa husks provide a soothing alternative. With a rich history and unique flavour profile, cocoa husks have captured the attention of enthusiasts and health-conscious consumers alike, inviting them to savour the rich heritage of cocoa in a comforting brew.

It boast a delicate chocolatey flavour with hints of roasted nuts and warm spices. Their aroma evokes freshly baked cocoa treats, providing a comforting and indulgent experience. Brewed as a tea, cocoa husks deliver a smooth and soothing beverage with a subtle sweetness and earthy undertones.

Harnessing the Healing Power of Cocoa Husk

Discover the myriad medicinal benefits of cocoa husk, a treasure trove of wellness. Rich in antioxidants and dietary fibers, cocoa husk supports digestive health and fortifies the heart. Its mood-boosting properties offer tranquility, while its mineral bounty nourishes the body. Delve into the holistic healing offered by cocoa husk, a natural remedy for vitality and well-being.

Digestive Support

Cocoa husks are packed with dietary fibers that promote digestive regularity and support a healthy gut microbiome, aiding in overall digestive wellness.

Heart Health Booster

Rich in antioxidants, cocoa husks help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease by promoting healthy blood flow and improving cholesterol levels.

Mood Enhancer

Cocoa husks contain mood-lifting compounds like theobromine and phenylethylamine, which help reduce stress and enhance feelings of well-being, promoting a positive mood.

Mineral Richness

Bursting with essential minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc, cocoa husks provide vital nutrients that support various bodily functions, including energy production and immune health.

Vitamin B Powerhouse

Cocoa husks are rich in essential B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine, which play a key role in energy metabolism, nerve function, and red blood cell production, providing a natural source of vitality and stamina.

Nigiro's honeybush tea research and development trial block

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Enjoying cocoa husk tea is like finding a hidden gem: a rich, comforting delight you’ll crave again and again.