What is Raw Cacao?
Cacao is chocolate, chocolate in its raw state – unheated, NO trans fats, NO sugars, NO dairy. 100% pure, dark chocolate.
The Cacao Bean
Chocolate is one of the world’s most well-loved foods, yet very few people have ever had the real food that all chocolate comes from – cacao beans! Cacao beans are the seeds of the cacao fruit – it is truly a nut which grows on a jungle tree. Cacao beans are 100% pure dark chocolate!
Our Organic Chocolate is carefully dried and processed – the temperature is never allowed to exceed 47ºC (most other cocoa powders are exposed to temperatures as high as 150ºC!). This low temperature process keeps delicate vitamins, minerals and antioxidants intact and avoids the formation of trans-fats, allowing for maximum digestion and absorption.
Why to eat Raw Cacao?
* Magnesium – Cacao is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium.
* Anti-Depressant Properties – Cacao is a great source of well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being. All this makes cacao a natural anti-depressant.
* Lose weight, eat chocolate! – Eating raw cacao is known to diminish the appetite. Therefore eating chocolate in its raw form helps one to lose weight by allowing you to eat less.
* Antioxidants – Cacao beans contain 10 grams per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food.
How to use Raw Cacao Paste
Cacao Paste is pure, rich, dark bitter chocolate. The best chocolate ever! Perfect to make raw chocolate desserts of all kinds. Make your own healthy chocolates at home!
The recommended daily intake is 5 to 20 grams.
Superfoods Cacao is of the highest grade and quality worldwide and are certified to have been grown organically – free from any chemicals.