Cacao

  • Raw Cacao (pronounced "cu-COW") refers to the Theobroma Cacao tree from which Cocoa is derived, and is used when referring to unprocessed versions of the cacao bean.

  • The raw cacao bean has a nutty taste similar to dark chocolate, but somewhat bitter. Raw cacao beans may be eaten by themselves or added as a topping to cereal, desserts and fruit.

  • The beans are the basic ingredient of chocolate.

  • A peeled cacao bean, has 130 calories in a one ounce serving, of which 110 calories come from fats.

  • There are 12 grams of fat per serving, of which 7 grams are saturated fat.

  • There are no trans-fats or cholesterol in raw cacao beans.

  • Dietary fiber amounts to 9 grams and protein to 4 grams.

  • It has over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries.

  • Raw Organic Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron known to man, at a whopping 7.3mg per 100g.

  • Raw Organic Cacao is also one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium.

  • It has more calcium than cow's milk would you believe, at 160mg per 100g vs only 125mg per 100ml of milk.

  • It is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals - serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine.  

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