Raw cacao is much "healthier" than common “Cocoa” or chocolate that most people know.
Cacao (pronounced “cu-COW”) refers to the Theobroma Cacao tree from which Cocoa is derived. This tree produces large, pod-like fruits, each containing 20–60 beans surrounded by a sticky, sweet-tart white gel. Each tree produces about 30 pods a year. Our Organic Cacao powder is made from these beens or seeds (after the sticky pulp is removed).
Normal cocoa powder and chocolate are chemically processed and roasted, which destroys a large amount of the antioxidants and flavonols (the VERY things that keep a person young and healthy). A recent study suggested that between 60% and 90% of the original antioxidants in cacao are lost through "common" cacao processing. Such processing was originally developed in the early 19th Century to reduce the bitterness, darken the color, and create a more mellow flavor to chocolate, but unfortunately this processing also eliminates most of its goodness.
Watch the videos below to learn more about Cacao, including how to open Cacao pods and make Chocolate. Note, however, there our methods use far less heat as we are more interested in nutrition than the authors of those videos, who are more interested in a delicious result.
Food is the way of health not vitamins!
Cacao fits with the “first rule of health” which is that food should be our medicine. Cacao also fits with our second rule of health, which is that food engenders health, not vitamins. The United States has among the worst health statistics of all industrialized nations, yet the people of the United States consume more vitamins that the rest of the world combined. That means that you will eventually find, as so many others have already found, that your health will never really start to improve until you give up on vitamins and turn to food. It's time to turn to food!
Comparative Retail Price: $20 per half-pound.
Our Price: $16 per Pound
Raw Organic Cacao Powder
How to Use
Take one to two tablespoons per serving. May be consumed several times per day.
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