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What Is Cocoa Powder?

Cocoa powder is made from fermenting, drying, roasting, and grinding cocoa beans, the seeds of the cocoa tree, to create cocoa mass; also known as cocoa liquor. This cocoa mass is pressed to separate cocoa butter and cocoa cake. The remaining cocoa cake is then ground into a fine dry powder. Cocoa powder is used across numerous applications to make chocolate-flavored foods and beverages such as confectionery, bakery, snacks, dairy, and culinary/savory foods.


What Are The Different Processing Types Of Cocoa Powders?

It is available in natural, Dutched /alkalized, and lecithinated varieties. deZaan offers a large and varied cocoa portfolio with numerous flavors, colors, pH, and fat levels. Natural cocoa powder is light brown in color and has a mild, fruity chocolate flavor. Alkalized cocoa powder is darker in color and has a more intense, slightly bitter flavor and a more neutral pH. Alkalized cocoa powder, also called Dutched, has the darkest colors and most intense flavors. Lecithinated cocoa powder is treated with lecithin, a natural emulsifier that is derived from plants such as rapeseed, and is typically used in products where dispersibility and consumption at cold temperatures are important, like instant chocolate milk or protein powder. Lecithin doesn’t impact the color or flavor of the cocoa powder.


How To Use Cocoa Powder?

Cocoa powder is a versatile ingredient used in a variety of foods and beverages for color, flavor, mouthfeel, and aroma. It is: used in baking where it adds a rich chocolate flavor to cakes, cookies, brownies, snack bars, and other sweet treats; an essential component in both chocolate beverages such as hot cocoa, chocolate milk, smoothies, protein shakes, and plant-based milk; and confectionery like chocolate bars & truffles, providing a velvety indulgent texture and a delightful taste; even added to savory dishes, such as chili or mole sauce, to enhance their complex flavors and add a hint of bitterness. Finally, cocoa powder is a natural food coloring, for a deep brown hue across applications, and can help mask the taste of certain ingredients.


Why Buy Cocoa Powder in Bulk From deZaan?

With over 110 years of cocoa expertise, we continually refine our ingredient solutions to ensure our range of cocoa powders helps create quality products that meet the needs of our customers, and their consumers, globally across numerous applications. Our bulk cocoa powders boast the rich smoothness, fine particle size, pH range, fat, color, and taste required to manufacture across bakery, snacks, confections, ice cream, beverages, desserts, dry mixes, cereal, sauces, and more. Through our deZaan range, we’re also focused on helping to create a more sustainable future for cocoa. Our Cocoa Compass ambition sets challenging goals to support farmer livelihoods, put children first, and protect nature. Click here for a free sample to explore the indulgent functionality of deZaan cocoa powders in your next innovation!


How Can I Purchase Your Bulk Cocoa Powder?

To purchase bulk deZaan cocoa powders, simply sign in or create an account now. Available in full pallets, explore the innovation possibilities with our indulgent and versatile cocoa powder. We’re here to help: contact our team of cocoa experts with any questions.


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