All chocolate originates from cacao (cocoa) beans, the seeds of football-shaped fruits that grow on the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). Often referred to as “food of the gods,” cacao is a beloved superfood with a long history of use in the Mayan and Aztec cultures. Cacao trees are native to Central and South America, where they produce numerous fruits throughout the year, and each fruit contains thirty-five to fifty seeds, which are the cacao beans from which all chocolate is made. Chocolate lovers rejoice: the cacao bean – chocolate in its purest form – has numerous heart-healthy and potentially mood-boosting compounds, making it a superfood for the heart and soul
When it comes to choosing a healthful chocolate treat, your best choices are high-quality, minimally processed chocolate, including raw chocolate, dark chocolate, and unsweetened, unalkalized cocoa powder. Raw chocolate includes whole cacao beans, cacao nibs (crushed beans), and cacao powders (finely milled beans) that are fermented and slow-dried at low temperatures, but not roasted or alkalized. Beans, nibs, and powders can be tossed into smoothies or used to create raw desserts. Nibs are also a great addition to homemade trail mixes that include a variety of nuts, seeds, and dried berries.
Most cacao products are roasted at high temperatures and then refined through machinery using high heat. Superfoods raw cacao products are carefully dried and cold processed ensuring truly raw cacao that keeps the delicate nutrients intact. Our cacao is certified organic and tested for heavy metals.
Ingredients: 100% organic cacao nibs
Product of Ecuador
Sprinkle them over your morning breakfast or use them as chocolate chips in your smoothies or snack mixes. For an instant decadent dessert combine cacao nibs and honey with your favourite nut butter. Recommended 5 – 20 g per day.