Can you eat cocoa powder Whole30?

The Verdict. We decided that 100% cocoa (or cacao) is acceptable on the Whole30. You’re welcome.

Is cocoa powder a whole food?

Cocoa is not included among the World’s Healthiest Foods because it isn’t a whole food or intact part of a plant (like a raw nut or seed). Cocoa is a processed food component.

Is 100% cocoa the same as unsweetened cocoa?

Like cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate originates from a paste made from ground cacao beans. But unlike cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate keeps its cocoa butter. Simply put, unsweetened chocolate is a chocolate bar with 0% sugar and 100% cocoa.

Is cacao nibs allowed on Whole30?

See, there are cocoa nibs in these little delicious bites. And cocoa nibs and cocoa powder are technically allowed on the Whole30 plan, as long as you’re not consuming it to meet a sugar craving (which, hand to my heart, I am not… really mom, I’m not!).

What sweeteners are allowed on Whole30?

On Whole30, adherents must cut out all sweeteners including maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, date syrup, monk fruit extract, and stevia. However, dieters are permitted to use fruit juice as a sweetener.

Do you lose weight on Whole30?

The Whole30 isn’t a weight loss diet. You won’t count or restrict calories, skip meals, or eliminate carbs. You’ll eat real, whole food to satiety, with no pills, powders, or shakes required. We even ask that you stay off the scale and away from body measurements for 30 days—that’s how serious we are!

Is cocoa powder ground cocoa beans?

Cacao powder, chips, and other food products that are explicitly labeled “cacao” are made directly from the beans of the cacao/cocoa plant. Cacao powder is minimally processed: the roasted beans are ground, and that’s it. Cocoa, even if it’s the unsweetened kind, is cacao that has been processed more.

What is unsweetened cocoa powder?

Natural or unsweetened cocoa powder is exactly what you get when the dried roasted cocoa solids are ground up, there is no extra processing (whereas there is more processing for Dutch-process cocoa). Natural cocoa powder is naturally acidic, has a strong flavor, and has a light reddish-brown color.

Can I substitute cocoa powder for unsweetened cocoa powder?

To replace one ounce of unsweetened chocolate, use 3 tablespoons cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon butter, shortening or oil.

What can I sweeten my coffee with on Whole30?

You’re welcome. You can drink it black, add unsweetened compliant nutpods, coconut milk, almond milk, or add cinnamon or vanilla beans to the brew. But remember, Whole30 guidelines exclude milk, cream, non-compliant milk substitutes, and added sweeteners—including stevia (more on that below).