Ingredient tabsDescription Cocoa Powder Alkalized 10/12 – Gold This is a high quality alkalized or ‘Dutched’ cocoa powder made with beans predomonitely from the Dominican Republic. Cocoa butter content is 10 to 12%. Also available with Fair Trade certification (Fair Trade products are 100% Dominican bean product). Cocoa Powder Alkalized 10/12 - Silver This well-balanced cocoa powder is processed in Peru from Peruvian beans. It has a high fineness level and the best quality to price ratio. It is also available as Fair Trade. Applications Application Functionality Bakery Flavor Cookies Flavor Icing Flavor Bars Flavor Beverages Flavor Dairy/non-dairy frozen dessert Flavor Pudding Flavor Chocolate sauce Flavor Product DetailsAttributes: Gluten FreeSoy FreeAllergen FreeLabel declaration: Organic Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali).Shelf life: 2 years.Packaging: 55.11 pound bags; 30 bags to the pallet. Minimum order quantity is 10 units so 551.1 pounds. Production After the harvest, the cocoa beans are removed from the pods, fermented for 5 to 8 days, then dried. At the manufacturer, the beans are sorted, cleaned, pre-roasted, de-shelled, broken into nibs, roasted, and finally ground to a paste called cocoa liquor. Cocoa liquor, or the nib at an earlier stage, is treated with potassium carbonate (alkalizing/dutching agent) and then separated by a hydraulic press into cocoa powder cake and cocoa butter until the 10 to 12% fat level in the cocoa powder is reached. The cocoa powder cake is finely ground and packed.