Our organic raw cacao powder is a great tasting, high-quality superfood that has been produced from a low-temperature drying process to ensure maximum nutritional value and taste. Often overlooked as a superfood, raw cacao is actually the highest source of magnesium and antioxidants in any food. Cacao is also a great source of serotonin, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Best of all it has an amazing chocolate taste and can be used in desserts, drinks, chocolate creations and smoothies!
Cocoa beans have been a prevalent part of Central American cultures, specifically the Mayan civilization, for hundreds of years. The Mayan civilization worshiped the cocoa tree and gave it the Latin name “Cocoa” which means “Food of the Gods.” It was used for many different purposes including the Mayan ritual beverage made from ground cocoa beans, vanilla beans and other spices, shared during betrothal and marriage ceremonies. It was also used as a form of currency between their own civilizations and those they traded with.
Our organic, raw cacao powder comes from the seeds of the native South American evergreen, which are found in the large oval shaped pods of the cocoa tree. Cacao is a nutrient dense and less refined version of cocoa (what is used in chocolate), and hasn't been heated and treated at the same temperatures, allowing the cacao to keep its nutrient dense qualities.
Cacao is packed full of antioxidants and contains magnesium, calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, manganese and vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C and E. It's a high ORAC antioxidant superfood that is rich in minerals to make you feel healthy inside and out. Our cacao will be sure to leave you feeling happy and healthy! Our cacao powder is sustainably and organically grown by the farmers of the Yanesha communities in the Pasco region of Peru and has been used for hundreds of years as a nourishing and energising food for the South American people.
Best of all it has an amazing chocolate taste and can be used in desserts, drinks, chocolate creations and smoothies!
IngredientsOrganic raw cacao powder.
UsageAdults can blend or mix one serving (two teaspoons) into your your favorite, smoothie, yogurt, dessert or beverage of choice. For children (12-17), take half a serving (one teaspoon).
Nutritional InformationServing Size: 2 Tsp (8g) Serves Per Package: 37.5