The pH is approximately 5.7%.
Dutch-processed cocoa powders typically have between 6.8 and 8.5 % ph.
There is currently no FDA standards on whether alkalizing is considered a natural process. So those who are looking for ALL NATURAL cocoa powder tend to go with the natural (unalkalized cocoa powder) to avoid the question. But some consider the alkalization process natural as manufacturers use a sodium bicarbonate – which is a natural ingredient. Confused yet?? 🙂
To be continued…….