Cacao beans, nibs, and powder

Cacao beans, nibs, and powder

Starting at: $2.50









Also known as

Raw Chocolate, Theobroma cacao, Food of the Gods, Xocolatl, Cocoa
                       

Introduction
The Cacao fruit in it's entirety was used among the Maya, Olmec, and Aztecs not only Medicinally, of which there are over 100 uses known, but also as an effective form of currency, and has even been regarded as having ties to the spiritual realm, Theobroma cacao meaning "Food of the Gods". Montezuma II is quoted as saying: "The divine drink, which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food."

Constituents
phenylethylamine, anandamide, salsolinol, 1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline, tetrahydro-beta-carbolines, theobromine, theophylline, caffeine, tryptophan, polyphenols, flavonoids, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, sulfur, oleic acid, flavonoid antioxidants, B vitamins

Harvest Data
Origin: Peru
Certified organic and Fair trade (Nibs & powder)
Certified organic (Beans)
We carry minimally processed fermented whole beans with the husk intact, we also carry nibs which are delicious little chunks of the bean that have been fermented and lightly roasted to draw out flavor, and we also carry a fine powder which is the dark cacao solids with the white cacao butter removed via a cold pressing process preserving the heat sensitive compounds and nutrients.

Use
Can be munched on directly, dipped in honey, used in a smoothie or added to a drink quite easily. Small amounts daily are recommended for health and nutrition, while larger amounts can be used as a stimulant and mood enhancer. Cacao smoothies with 25+ grams serve as an excellent mental and physical tonic. Mixes great with fruit and foods such as Pomegranate, Grapes, Berries, Bananas, Cayenne, Spirulina, Bee pollen, Honey, Maca, and Mucuna pruriens seeds.

Summary
Cacao has a rich history testament to it's incredible nature and contains multiple compounds with anti-depressant action while providing a huge supply of minerals, vitamins, healthy fats and the same polyphenols found in green tea. Cacao is an excellent example of super food, nourishing the Heart, Mind, Body and Soul.

Precautions
Caution should be advised if you have a sensitivity regarding chocolate or are sensitive to caffeine. Keep away from dogs.


Disclaimer
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This product and information is for education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Research all items before using.