Our Cacao is grown from the Criollo Cacao beans. This species of Cacao is known as ‘The King of Cacao’ due to low fermentation. Our Cacao is cleaned and dried at very low temperatures to prevent heating and loss of nutrients. It comes to you certified organic so you know it is free of pesticides, herbicides and radiation. This product is guaranteed 100% Cacao with no fillers or additives of any kind.
Various tribal cultures, including the ancient Aztecs, are known to have used this super food as a stimulant, mood-lifter and general source of nutrition. Cacao beans were even used as currency in Central America many centuries ago.
People often confuse Cacao with cocoa as they both come from the Coco bean. The difference is that cocoa is usually highly processed and heated to the point where it loses a lot of its health benefits.
Cacao is fermented and raw.
It has 4x the amount of antioxidants of goji berries, helping protect the body eradicate free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that damage cell membranes and attack healthy cells which can lead to disease and damage of the body. Raw cacao powder is so high in antioxidants it tops the ORAC chart (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), a rating system devised by the USDA to measure levels of antioxidants in food.
Along with its high antioxidant content, cacao powder contains a massive 10% total flavonoid content.
Cacao is the richest source of theobromine, and one of the richest sources of antioxidants. In addition, its high in iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and a fair amount of selenium
Add 1 tablespoon (2g) to your favourite smoothies or milkshake or whip into chocolate balls, bake into breads, use to create savoury sauces, cakes, raw chocolate or chocolate mousse.
Raw cacao powder can be used 1:1 as a substitute for any recipe calling for cacoa powder.