Kola Nuts Powder

Kola nut powder (Cola nitida), offers a range of benefits and uses, from providing a natural energy boost to enhancing culinary dishes . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: 250g

$13.50 (AUD)
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Product Details

Kola nut powder derived from the seeds of the kola tree (genus Cola), is known for its stimulating properties and cultural significance in West Africa. It has a variety of uses in culinary, medicinal, and traditional contexts. 

Culinary Uses

  1. Beverages:

    • Traditional Drinks: Used to make traditional African beverages. It can be brewed into tea or added to other drinks for a caffeine boost.
    • Flavouring Agent: Commonly used as a flavouring ingredient in cola and other soft drinks.
  2. Cooking and Baking:

    • Spice: Adds a unique flavour to dishes and baked goods. It can be used in recipes for cakes, cookies, and breads.
    • Chocolates and Confections: Incorporated into chocolates and confectioneries for added flavour and stimulation.

Medicinal and Health Uses

  1. Energy Boost:

    • Stimulant: Contains caffeine and theobromine, providing a natural energy boost and improving alertness and focus.
    • Pre-Workout Supplement: Used as a natural pre-workout supplement to enhance physical performance and endurance.
  2. Digestive Aid:

    • Appetite Suppressant: Traditionally used to help control appetite and support weight management.
    • Digestive Health: Used to stimulate digestion and relieve bloating and indigestion.
  3. Respiratory Health:

    • Decongestant: Acts as a natural decongestant and helps alleviate symptoms of asthma and other respiratory conditions.
  4. Mental Health:

    • Mood Enhancer: The stimulating effects can help improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Skincare and Beauty Uses

  1. Topical Applications:
    • Skin Care Products: Can be used in creams, lotions, and other skincare products for its stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties.
    • Scalp Treatments: Used in hair care products to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth.

Practical Considerations

  • Storage: Store kola nut powder in an airtight container in a cool, dark place to maintain its potency and flavor.
  • Dosage: Due to its high caffeine content, it should be used in moderation to avoid side effects like jitteriness or insomnia.


  1. Kola Nut Tea:

    • Ingredients: 1 teaspoon kola nut powder, 1 cup boiling water, honey or lemon to taste.
    • Instructions: Steep the kola nut powder in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey or lemon if desired.
  2. Kola Nut Energy Balls:

    • Ingredients: 1 cup dates, 1/2 cup almonds, 1 tablespoon kola nut powder, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon honey.
    • Instructions: Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Roll into balls and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Kola Nut Smoothie:

    • Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon kola nut powder, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, ice cubes.
    • Instructions: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve chilled.
  4. Kola Nut Infused Oil:

    • Ingredients: 1 cup carrier oil (e.g., coconut or olive oil), 2 tablespoons kola nut powder.
    • Instructions: Heat the oil gently and add kola nut powder. Simmer for 20 minutes, then strain and cool. Use in skincare or hair care routines.

Place of Origin

Ivory Coast - Trade

Botanical Name

Cola nitida


Nuts Powder


100% Kola.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

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