Jam packed with antioxidants, magnesium and bliss nutrients that
can help keep you energized, healthy and happy.
Our Raw Cacao Powder is made from an heirloom variety of
unroasted Criollo Amazonico Cacao, grown in the Amazon rainforest
of Satipo, Peru. It contains up to twice the amount of
antioxidants of traditional Cocoa Powder made from roasted
Raw Cacao beans contain 10 grams of flavonol antioxidants per
100 grams, which is an incredible 10%. Research has also
demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and
easily available to human metabolism. In the adjacent table you can
see that raw cocoa powder has set the world record for antioxidants
with nearly 4 times the amount of antioxidants as Goji Berries. The
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by
the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the ability
of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell
and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level
of antioxidants present in the food.
Magnesium for the Heart and Brain
Raw cacao is the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most
deficient mineral in western civilisation. Magnesium is the most
important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a
key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from
glucose. So when there is an abundance of magnesium the brain works
with clarity and focus.
Mood elevators and Anti-depressants
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and
phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which
are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate
depression. Both PEA and Anandamide (the bliss chemical) are found
in abundance in the brains of happy people and are particularly
released when we are feeling happy. Both of these neurotransmitters
are present in raw cacao in large enough quanitities to affect the
brain and lift our moods. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase
inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that keep neurotransmitters in the
bloodstream for longer without being broken down.
We have all experienced the positive feelings associated with
eating chocolate, now we have access to pure raw unadalterated
chocolate in the form of organic raw cacao. This is much more
potent than the processed chocolate and doesn`t have any sugar or
dairy products blocking the positive effects of all the goodies in
raw cacao. My experience is that eating 11 raw cacao beans is
enough to experience a blissful sense of well being.
||Cacao Powder - Raw Organic Single Origin, certified organic, fairly traded Raw Cacao Powder from Satipo in the Peruvian Amazon. Jam packed with antioxidants, magnesium and bliss nutrients that can help keep you energized, healthy and happy.