Raw cacao has a rich history amongst ancient Central American cultures. The Mayans and Aztecs associated it with nobility and abundance, it was known as ‘the food of the gods’ or ‘black gold’ and traded as currency in Mexico as late as 1887. All chocolate comes from cacao beans, which is the nut of the cacao fruit. Cacao beans are the whole chocolate nut. Raw chocolate is one of the highest antioxidant foods known and is a rich source of magnesium and mood enhancing brain-chemicals including PEA, Anandamide, serotonin and dopamine.
Eat Cacao Beans for:
– heart-supporting magnesium
– mood enhancing effects
– suppressing appetite for weight loss
How to use
Raw cacao beans have a strong dark bitter chocolate flavour. You can eat them whole – plain or dipped into raw honey. Blend them into your favourite smoothies or add them to a snack mix with Goji berries and other dried fruit or nuts. The skins are edible so you don’t need to peel them first. Recommended 5 – 20g per day.
Ingredients: 100% organic cacao beans
*Organic products certified by Ceres – ZA-BIO-I 40
Product of Ecuador
Most cacao products are roasted at high temperatures above 150C, and then refined through machinery using high heat. Soaring Free Superfoods’ raw cacao products are carefully dried and cold processed ensuring a truly-raw cacao that keeps the delicate vitamins, minerals and antioxidants intact. It is sourced from small scale organic and biodynamic farms, and is produced from the prized, heirloom Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional variety.