Roasted Cacao nibs are small pieces of crushed roasted cacao beans - or cocoa beans that have a bitter, chocolatey flavor. They're produced from beans derived from the Theobroma cacao tree, also known as the cacao tree. Cacao beans are fermented in wooden boxes after harvesting, then dried, roasted and cracked to produce small, dark bits or cacao nibs. These rich, chocolatey nibs are loaded with nutrients and powerful plant compounds that have been shown to benefit health in many ways. Though small in size, cacao nibs are packed with an impressive amount of nutrients. They're amongst the least processed cocoa products on the market and substantially lower in sugar than other chocolate products, making them a healthier alternative for chocolate lovers.