Botanical name : Theobroma cacao L., criollo variety
Premium quality Organic Raw Cacao/Cocoa Powder, criollo variety (the criollo variety is considered the king of cacao/cocoa with the finest flavor and aroma). Our raw cacao/cocoa powder is made from unroasted criollo cacao beans from Peru, ensuring maximum nutrient retention. The cacao beans are lightly fermented to bring out the cocoa flavor, increase nutrient availability and reduce phytic acid content.
3 main reasons why Raw Cacao/Cocoa is beneficial for you:
1. Raw cacao/cocoa is the No.1 antioxidant superfood in the world
Out of all the whole foods that contain antioxidants, raw cacao/cocoa/chocolate (we’re not talking about processed chocolate from roasted cocoa beans like your usual chocolate bar) has the highest level of antioxidants in the world, even more (by a few times) than popular foods/beverages commonly touted as being antioxidant-rich such as red wine, green tea or blueberries.
What are antioxidants? These are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals that are formed from normal body metabolism and exposure to environmental contaminants. Free radical damage (oxidative stress) accelerates the aging process in our bodies and plays a part in a number of chronic diseases, including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), cancer, and arthritis. So fighting off free radical damage with antioxidant-rich foods helps strengthen your immune system, slows down the aging process and promotes a healthy heart.
Raw cacao/cocoa has an incredibly high concentration of flavonoid antioxidants. (In processed chocolate, most of these flavonoids are destroyed).
2. Raw cacao is rich in minerals that benefit bodily functions
Few actually know that the nutrient density of raw cacao benefits every function of the body. Raw cacao is the richest source of magnesium of any food! Magnesium is important for heart & brain health, regulates high blood pressure, prevents diabetes and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Magnesium happens to be the most deficient mineral in the average human in modern society.
Cacao also contains high levels of chromium, manganese and zinc. Chromium is a trace mineral which plays an important role in balancing blood sugar. Manganese assists iron to form hemoglobin and oxygenate the blood. Zinc is an essential trace mineral which supports a good immune system, accelerates renewal of skin cells and promotes healthy hair, nails and vision.
3. Raw cacao makes you feel good – naturally
Raw cacao is also a feel-good superfood with its bliss nutrients like anandamide, PEA, tryptophan, dopamine, serotonin:
High PEA levels have been found in people who are in love, and in those who are generally happy.
Anandamide improves mood, memory and cognition.
Tryptophan works with vitamins B6 and B3 along with magnesium to produce serotonin, the most well-known “feel-good” chemical. Tryptophan also helps produce melatonin and dimethyltryptamine, both associated with better sleep and relaxation.
Dopamine plays a role in the brain for feelings of motivation, desire and pleasure.
Serotonin eases feelings of anger and aggression, boosts mood and enhances sexuality. It also regulates body temperature, appetite and metabolism.
Try making a healthy perk-me-up hot chocolate drink with our raw cacao powder and coconut palm sugar granules. You will love the rich bitter-sweet chocolate taste and the feel-good sensation that comes with it.
Organic certifications; USDA, JAS, EU. The product is also kosher and certified Fair Trade. Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Raw.
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This superfood is now available in Singapore in net 250g or 500g resealable packs.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Raw Cacao Powder, unsweetened.
How to consume: Add directly to smoothies, juices, beverages, or to recipes, for a nice chocolate twist. Or make a nice high-antiox choc drink with just healthy coconut palm sugar.