What Is It?
Nature’s Superfoods’ Organic Raw Cacao Nibs have gotten a nutrition upgrade – now they come coated with prebiotic Organic Yacon Syrup for guilt-free healthy sweetness. This is the healthiest yet wonderful-tasting chocolate you will ever get.
For those who are not familiar with the wonderful nature of raw cacao: Ancient Mayan and Aztecs believed that Cacao (pronounced KA-COW) was a gift from the gods as a divine food with medicinal and aphrodisiacal properties. The scientific name Theobroma cacao literally means "food of the gods" in Greek. Cacao is not merely a food that makes us feel happy (think bliss nutrients!), it has phenomenal amount of antioxidants and minerals that can keep us healthy too. And the healthiest form of Cacao with superfood level of nutrients is Raw Cacao. Raw Cacao refers to the raw form of chocolate/cocoa which is not processed in any way or is minimally processed, unsweetened, and is made from unroasted cacao beans. Raw cacao products (made from unroasted cacao beans) retains much more of its natural nutrients and antioxidants compared to traditional regular cocoa which has been roasted.
Out of all the whole foods that contain antioxidants, raw cacao or chocolate (not processed 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. Raw cacao is considered the No.1 antioxidant superfood in the world.
Raw Cacao Nibs are little pieces of pure unadulterated raw cacao beans (unroasted) that have been peeled and crushed ,retaining the highest possible level of antioxidants. The raw cacao beans are of the rare variety criollo (deemed as the ‘king of cacao’ for its fine flavor & fragrance).
Botanical name : Theobroma cacao L., criollo variety
Organic certifications; USDA, EU
Organic Yacon Root Syrup is a natural prebiotic & low-calorie syrup that improves detoxification, helps regulate intestinal flora, regulates blood sugar and aids in weight management. Despite its natural sweetness, its glycemic index (GI) is extremely low <1, which means it does not spike blood sugar levels like normal sugar does.
Nature's Superfoods is proud to bring to you 100% pure Raw Cacao Nibs coated with Organic Yacon Root Syrup, combining both the high antioxidant and pre-biotic qualities, without additives or preservatives. Sugar-Free and Dairy-Free. The raw cacao beans have been lightly fermented to bring out the cocoa flavor, increase nutrient availability and reduce phytic acid content.
This superfood is now available in Singapore in net 150g resealable packs.
How to Use
1. Pop them into your mouth as they are. They are delicious and super-healthy!
2. Blend into smoothies, juices, for a nice chocolatey twist.
3. Add directly to trail mix- nuts and seeds.
A great snack or a wonderful accompaniment to any recipe. We do not recommend baking with raw cacao nibs as high heat exposure will affect the antioxidant levels.
Recommended serviing: 4-5 teaspoons a day. You do not need to eat raw cacao nibs every day in order to benefit from them.
Store product in cool, dry, dark place. Refrigeration is not necessary.
1. Promotes Heart & Brain Health- Raw Cacao is one of the richest whole food sources of magnesium (an essential mineral often lacking in our modern diet of processed foods). Magnesium is vital for heart & brain health, regulates high blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, helps relax muscles and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.
2. Supports Bone Health - due to Raw Cacao's high level of magnesium which enhances the absorption of calcium in our bodies.
3. Aids in Weight Management - Raw Cacao helps suppress appetite due to its coumarin content. Instead of gaining weight from eating highly processed chocolate bars (with sugar, dairy and other additives added to them), pure Raw Cacao actually helps you to control your weight.
4. Lifts Your Mood - makes you happy. Raw Cacao naturally contains high levels of bliss nutrients such as Phenylethylamine (PEA) and Anandamide. PEA also helps increase focus and alertness. Magnesium, with its many benefits mentioned above, also increases this happiness factor by balancing brain chemistry.
The trace minerals in cacao supports a good immune system, accelerates renewal of skin cells and promotes healthy hair, nails and vision.
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Our organic Sweet Cacao Nibs has all the nutrients of raw cacao coupled with natural sweetness of yacon syrup to satisfy our customers who want the best of both worlds -the goodness of raw cacao without its bitterness. Made from unroasted, lightly fermented cacao beans. The low fermentation process brings out the cacao flovour, increases nutrient availability and reduces phytic acid content.
Raw Cacao has high level of antioxidants (oligomeric procynanidins, resveratrol and the polyphenols:catechin and epicatechin) as well asphenethylamine (PEA, the fee-good neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of love), tryptophan (mood-enhancer and a commonly deficient amino acid in those who consume a diet of mostly cooked food) and serotonin (a neurotransmitter that acts as a"stress defense shield" or an anti-depressant). It is also rich in magnesium, sulfur, good fats, minerals and vitamins.
Yacon Root Syrup, a pre-biotic superfood, is made from 100% organic yacon roots. Yacon syrup's sweetness comes from a high concentration of inulin, a complex sugar that breaks down slowly into fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which is not metabolized by the body but do the job of promoting a good balance of intestinal flora. Yacon Root Syrup also boasts a good amount of minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron, as well as 20 amino acids. Antioxidants (scavengers of free radicals) like tryptophan, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, protocatechuic and ferulic acids are also found in Yacon roots. Very low in Glycemic Index (GI) < 1. A good dietetic and diabetic food.
Gluten free, Dairy-free, Vegan, Raw. No added perservatives or additives. Great for those who are wild about chocolate and yet want to avoid sugar.
Servings per package(250g): 11-12
Serving size: 22g (4-5 teaspoons)
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Recommended Serving: 22g (4-5 tsp) per day. Suitable for all ages. Diabetic-friendly.
Storage: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dark, dry place.