Cacao Powder 250gm (Raw, Cert Org)
- Pure Raw Chocolate Powder. Cert Org, highest quality, loaded with anti-oxidants and vital nutrients.
- Ideal to add to your favourite snacks, baking and smoothies/drinks. (RRP $12.95)
Cacao beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and source of all chocolate and cocoa products. Our Cacao Powder (pronounced ka-kow) is simply pulverised raw Nibs, and as the temperature is never allowed to exceed 40°C, the powder is considered a ‘raw' food with all heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants remaining intact, thereby maximising digestion and absorption.
In fact, this Cacao powder has over 360% MORE antioxidants than regular cocoa!!
The Mexican Mayan kings drank up to 30 pure chocolate cacao drinks a day to maintain their vigour and valued the bean so highly that it was used as money.
Raw Cacao products are a source of
- amino acids (protein)
- Omega-3 EFA's
- potassium, and
- one of the best organic sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium.
Most cocoa powder is processed via the "Dutch method" meaning heat extracted (up to 150°C!), sometimes with solvents, thus destroying most of the nutrients and antioxidants and potentially contaminating the end product. Cacao Power products have an antioxidant (ORAC) score of 95,500. To put that into perspective, that's 14 times more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, 21 times more than green tea, and 7 times more than even dark chocolate !
You can sleep well at night too. Cacao beans are generally considered to have about 1% caffeine, as compared to tea at 4% and coffee which can be more than 10%. And we feel so good consuming cacao foods regularly because Cacao has other naturally occurring phytochemicals like theobromine (considered an aphrodisiac), phenylethylamine (PEA – released when we fall in love), and anandamide (the ‘bliss' chemical).
No wonder so many people love a good quality organic or homemade chocolate treat - there are none finer than chocolates made with a good quality cacao powder and an EV CP CO coconut oil!
Add to your pea protein alkalising smoothies or milkshakes for a delcious chocolate flavour alternative, or use to make hot chocolate, sprinkle on coffee or icecream, add to cookie or muffin batter, or easily substitute for regular cocoa powder in dessert recipes for a deliciously nutritious and healthy superfood rich chocolate taste.
Heat up some almond milk and stir in some cacao and maca powder - one of the yummiest and most nutritious hot chocolate drinks you will ever enjoy! =)