Grown on the trunk and branches of the cacaofruit tree, the cacaofruit consists of peel, pulp, juice and seeds (beans). The seeds of the cacaofruit are processed to make chocolate. These are surrounded by a juicy white flesh—the cacaofruit pulp. The cacaofruit is encased in a hard, thick husk or peel known as cascara in Spanish. Once cleaned, the peel is dried and ground into a very fine flour, the cacaofruit cascara.
The cacaofruit is nutrient rich, naturally high in fiber, and a source of potassium. It also contains many more nutrients and minerals such as magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, vitamin B5 and vitamin D2. From this wonderfruit Cabosse Naturals has created a range of delicious, 100% natural ingredients.