About Organic Cacao Powder Peru
Chocolate (Cacao) powder has amazing health-giving properties. Chocolate as a health food, how wonderful! Our unroasted and organic cacao powder is compressed, with the fats removed for a super concentrated chocolate experience. Chocolate in its purest form, that of the raw cacao bean, has amazing health-giving properties.
As well as being the most superbly chocolaty tasting raw product around, it has an antioxidant rating which is off the scale.
This powder is so easy to use, just add a spoonful to sweets, desserts, or smoothies.
Cacao turns out to be one of nature's most fantastic superfoods, due to its wide array of unique properties, many of which are destroyed or corrupted by cooking. The cacao bean is what all chocolate is made from. Chocolate bars get a bad press because of all the ingredients cacao solids are usually mixed with - the refined sugars, hydrogenated fats, and dairy products.
Chocolate in its purest form, as the raw cacao bean, has amazing health-giving properties. It is the number one dietary source of magnesium - one reason why many women crave it around the time of menstruation. It is also exceptionally high in sulphur, the 'beauty mineral'. Added to that, it is rich in antioxidants, it's a natural anti-depressant, and an aphrodisiac! In fact, it contains over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, making it one of the most complex foods known to man. So not only does it taste divine, it makes you feel like a god or goddess too!
Cacao is the seed of a fruit of an Amazonian tree that was brought to Central America during or before the time of the Olmecs. Cacao beans were so revered by the Mayans and Aztecs that they used them as money; for example, one fish was worth three cacao beans, or one avocado was worth one cacao bean! In 1753 Carl von Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish scientist, thought that cacao was so important that he named t