Both cacao and cocoa powder are unsweetened and therefore, they are often confused. Cacao powder is a pure form of raw cacao from which cacao butter was removed. Cocoa powder is a less pure and more processed form of cacao powder that was heated at high temperatures. Therefore, cocoa powder lacks some vital nutrients that cacao powder has. Cacao powder is rich in antioxidants and helps fight cancer and heart disease. It can also boost your energy and treat depression. We purchase our cacao powder from Navitas Naturals.