Cacao Nibs Raw are derived from the beans of the Theobroma cacao, a small tree that grows in fertile ground in the South American rain forests. Cacao was originally used by the Aztecs and the Mayas in spiritual rituals. It was first introduced into Europe by the Spanish. Biotona Cacao Nibs from Peru are obtained by the rough grinding of fermented, dried and organically grown Criollo cacao beans. This results in delightfully crisp cacao nibs, 100% pure and raw, with no additives and still packed with all their naturally occurring phytonutrients. This is the way cacao should be eaten! An honest product, in all senses of the word!