Cacao nibs are cacao beans smashed into small pieces, and have a sharp chocolatey taste with a hint of bitterness. They have considerably less sugar than other cocoa products, making them a healthier alternative to processed chocolates. They are rich in antioxidants that help relieve oxidative stress and have been linked to lower rates of heart diseases. Due to their nutritious qualities, cacao nibs are often labeled as a superfood. Cacao nibs are ideal for baking and desserts.