(1 lb / bag)
FAIR-TRADE RAW ORGANIC ECUADORIAN CACAO POWDERWe source all of our cacao from a family-owned business in Ecuador that works directly with small scale farmers. All farms are certified by USDA Organic and EU Organic Regulation 2092/91. Our cacao comes from the Arriba Nacional cacao plant, a native plant to Ecuador, known for its rich full taste and complex fruity and floral notes.
Cacao Powder is created by removing the oil from the cacao bean. The oil becomes cacao butter, and the leftover powder contains all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and micro-nutrients that raw cacao is known for.
Benefits of Raw Cacao
- Neurotransmitters: Raw Cacao helps increase neurotransmitter levels in the brain to promote a positive outlook; facilitates body rejuvenation; promotes a heightened sense of well-being*
- Antioxidants: Raw Cacao has high levels of antioxidant flavonoids (i.e. polyphenols, predominantely epicatechin and catechin), up to four times the polyphenol levels found in green tea.
- Serotonin: Raw Cacao helps raise the level of serotonin in the brain, thus acting as mood booster; helps reduce mild PMS systems; promotes a sense of feeling good*
- Endorphins: Stimulates the secretion of endorphins, producing a pleasurable sensation similar to the "runner's high" a jogger feels after running*
- Phenylethylamine: This is a natural phytochemical found in cacao that is also produced in the brain and released when we are "in love"; acts as mood elevator; helps increase focus and alertness*
- Anandamide: This phytochemical is known as the "bliss chemical" because it is released by the brain when we are feeling great.
- Raw Cacao contains both N-acylethanolamines, believed to temporarily increase the levels of anandamide in the brain and enzyme inhibitors that slow its breakdown; promotes relaxation and sense of well being*
- Heart Health: High levels of magnesium promote cardiovascular health*
Raw Cacao powder by itself is pure chocolate and tastes bitter. Add your favorite sweetener to create your own chocolate treats. Also perfect for creating chocolate smoothies!
THIS PRODUCT IS RAW, VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE
*Disclaimer: The FDA has not evaluated any of the above statements. Consume at your own risk and gain. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.