Fresh Cacao Fruit | Weekly fresh import from St. Lucia
Cacao Fruit, also known as Cocoa Fruit, is the fruit of the cacao tree, which is primarily grown in tropical regions of Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. While most people are familiar with cacao in its processed form, such as chocolate, the fruit itself is a unique and delicious delicacy that is worth exploring.
The Cacao Fruit has a thick, leathery skin that ranges in color from green to yellow-orange when ripe. Inside, the fruit is divided into several segments, each containing a small white or pale purple seed. These seeds are the source of chocolate and are fermented, dried, and roasted to create the familiar cocoa flavor.
However, the flesh of the Cacao Fruit is also edible and has a unique, sweet-tart flavor that is similar to a mix of tropical fruit and citrus. The texture is soft and pulpy, with a consistency similar to that of a mango or papaya. The fruit can be eaten fresh or used in a variety of recipes, from smoothies and juices to jams and desserts.
In addition to its delicious taste, Cacao Fruit is also packed with nutrients such as fiber, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants. These nutrients help to support a healthy immune system, promote digestive health, and protect against the harmful effects of free radicals.
How does Raw Cacao Fruit Taste Like?
Being actually an exotic fruit, fresh cacao fruit has a flavour with hints of citrus, mango and pineapple, with a little taste of chocolate underneath.
How to Open Cacao Fruit?
- To eat cacao fruit, stab a knife into the center of the cacao fruit a little deeply to incision the skin and access to flesh. IMPORTANT: Take caution while using a knife.
- Break through the skin.
- Next, pop one of the pulp-covered seeds.
Frequently Asked Questions :
1) Which parts of the UK do you deliver?
Thanks to our strong carrier network, we are able to deliver to all regions of the UK including the British Isles.
2) What is your delivery windows?
We deliver 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday. You can select your preferred delivery date at cart page. For London and rest of the UK, delivery windows is between 09:00-19:00.
3) How much is the delivery fee?
We provide FREE DELIVERY for all orders above £50 within the UK!
We apply £19.99 delivery fee for orders below £50.
4) Do you have minimum order fee?
There is no minimum order fee but £19.99 delivery fee is applied for orders below £50.
5) Do you deliver to EU and Scandinavian countries?
Yes, we ship to out of the UK through our carrier partner DPD. We offer guaranteed next day shipping before 10:00am to EU and Scandinavian countries including Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Our delivery fee for this region is £39.99. Please note that due to changing customs rules after Brexit, some countries might ask additional customs tax or not allow your products to pass, please contact with us if you are unsure about customs policy.
6) How do you ensure the freshness of the products during transport?
Our cold chain logistics technology and process allows for the safe transport of temperature-sensitive goods and products along the supply chain. We use special temperature-controlled food grade boxes which keep the products in chilled condition up to 48 hours. Thanks to our food engineering team's studies that relies heavily on science to evaluate and accommodate for the link between temperature and perishability, we have 99.5% success rate for delivering the chilled food in perfect condition. Our current studies are aiming to improve this even further by the end of 2021.
7) Can I change my delivery date or products in my order later?
Yes, we are very flexible with order changes including delivery date or items purchased, you just need to drop us a note through firstname.lastname@example.org regarding to changes you like and we'll be on it. However, you should contact us at least 48 hours prior to your delivery.
8) Can I give specific instructions for my order?
Yes, if you notify us at least 48 hours prior to your delivery then we can execute your requests. Some of these special instructions might be, creating a personalized tropical fruits basket for wedding/birthday parties, butchering your whole lamb into preferred cuts or descaling and cleaning your fish and seafood orders. Our specialized food engineers, butcher and fish monger experts will do their best to meet your requirements. We strongly recommend you to use notes section at check-out for submitting your special order requests.
9) Do you have surcharge/oversize fees?
Yes, if your order weight/volume exceeds 15kg/15lt , we apply £1 surcharge fee for extra liters/kg.
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