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Is there added sweeteners or refined sugar added to sweet raw cacao nibs?
No, there are no artificial sweeteners or refined sugar added. The cacao nibs are sweetened with yacon root syrup. Yacon syrup naturally contains 35-50% FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) and a low proportion of simple sugars. The sweetness comes from a high concentration of inulin, a complex sugar that breaks down slowly into fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS).