At SunOpta, we strive to provide nutritious food for our customers and their animals. After careful selection, our cocoa shells have a unique application. Cocoa shells are high in nutrients and can serve as an addition to animal feed. The shells are ground and fed as supplement to provide a nutritional boost.
Our cocoa shells are an excellent source of vitamin D, fiber and protein. Dairy livestock can particularly benefit from consuming small amounts of the ground cocoa shells as the vitamins can be conveyed to the milk, resulting in higher levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D encourages the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and helps regulate the immune system.
We are committed to sustainable business practices. The establishment of sustainable closed-loop systems with full usage of valuable ingredients is an important element to us.