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Cocoa powder

What is cocoa powder? About the ingredient cocoa powder. Including 1,742 recipes with cocoa powder, nutrition data, photos, where it's found, and video.


Cocoa solids  are the low-fat component of chocolate. When sold as an end product, it may also be called  cocoa powdercocoa, and  cacao.

The separation of the two components may be accomplished by a press, or by the Broma process. The resulting powder, sold as natural cocoa powder, is more reddish than the traditional "chocolate" color, and relatively low in pH, causing a sour or acidic taste. 

measuring cocoa powder

Dutch process chocolate has been treated so as to neutralize the acidity and has a milder flavor; it is also the traditional chocolate brown in color.

cocoa powder

Accordingly, health professionals recommend consuming chocolate in forms that are high in cocoa solids while low in cocoa butter, such as hot cocoa.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (86g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 196Calories from Fat 106
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.8g 18%
Saturated Fat 6.9g 35%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 46.7g 16%
Dietary Fiber 29g 114%
Sugars 1.5
Protein 16.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 11% Iron 66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cocoa powder is usually found in the bakery section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cocoa powder is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much does cocoa powder weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 86
1 tbsp 5

In Chinese:可可粉
British (UK) term: Cocoa powder
en français:la poudre de cacao
en español:polvo de cacao

Recipes using cocoa powder

There are 1794 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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