Cacao is the bean from which chocolate is made. In its raw state, it contains more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea, and blueberries. Our Raw Cacao Powder is rich in a number of essential minerals including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, and manganese. Raw Cacao Powder also contains many rare key nutrients that support physical and mental well-being.
Cacao has been proven to be an excellent source of PEA (Phenylethylamine). It is an adrenal-related substance that is also created naturally by the brain and released when we are in love. This is one of the reasons why love and chocolate have a deep correlation.
An antioxidant laboratory analysis confirms that there are over 25,200 antioxidants in a single spoonful of Raw Cacao Powder. Dark chocolate has been touted as a source of antioxidants, but this raw chocolate is way beyond that.
Cacao seems to be the #1 source of magnesium of any food. It contains massive quantities of this essential nutrient. Magnesium is used to balance brain chemistry, build strong bones, and help regulate heartbeat and blood pressure. Magnesium deficiency, which is present in approximately 80% of Americans, is linked with hypertension, heart disease, and joint problems.
Cacao contains subtle amounts of caffeine and theobromine. However, experiments have shown that these stimulants are different when consumed raw, rather than cooked. One experiment conducted with a decoction of roasted ground cacao beans in boiling water produced an excitement of the nervous system similar to that caused by black coffee. Interestingly, when the same decoction was made with the raw unroasted beans, the effects were unnoticeable, leading the researchers to conclude that the physiological changes were caused by aromatic substances released during roasting.
So, use raw cacao when you get those chocolate cravings! This raw cacao powder can be used in place of cocoa powder in any recipe. This will not only add great taste to whatever you're making, but it also adds health-supporting benefits as well.
This cacao powder is certified organic and raw. Our premium cacao beans come directly from the farmers who cultivate them. These farmers grow their crops on their own land, using the same sustainable methods that have been used for generations. The cacao beans are guaranteed to be free of heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides. They are imported from Peru and Ecuador and are USDA certified organic.
The Raw Cacao Powder is created by cold-pressing raw, organic cacao beans into a pressed cake, separating the oil from the protein and fiber. The temperature is never allowed to exceed 120° F (other cocoa powders are exposed to temperatures as high as 300° F!). A high-accuracy thermometer monitors the process. The remaining dry cake-like material is then cold-ground and fine-milled so that only the finest raw cacao particles become the finished product.
This raw cacao powder has antioxidant activity as exhibited by an ORAC score of 1377 TE/g and is an excellent source of magnesium (42% DV) and iron (22% DV).
• Get your day started right, by adding raw cacao powder to your morning smoothie.
• Make your own raw chocolate bars or fudge using cacao powder.
• Blend into cold coffee drinks.
• Sprinkle on banana, other fruits or your cereal.