The Healing properties of raw cacao:
- Magnesium: Magnesium is the primarily mineral missing when heart problems occur. Magnesium increases the overall vigor of the heart muscle. This mineral also decreases blood coagulation thus lowering blood pressure and helping the heart pump more effectively. Cacao, of course, is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium.
- Antioxidants: According to research cited in The New York Times, fresh cacao beans are super-rich in antioxidant flavonols. Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food.
- Anti-depressant: Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine, three well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being. Cacao contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down. Cacao contains anandamide which delivers blissful feelings. Cacao also contains B vitamins, which are associated with brain health. Cacao contains significant quantities of the amino acid tryptophan which is yet another powerful mood-enhancing nutrient. All this makes cacao a natural Anti-depressant!
- Slimming! Anyone who eats chocolate knows that it diminishes appetite. There is evidence indicating MAOIs also diminish appetite. There is actually no scientific evedince to implicate chocolate consumption with obesity. In fact the reverse seems to be the case. Eating cacao helps one to loose weight by allowing you to eat less.
Cacao Powder has a strong, rich, dark bitter chocolate flavour. Perfect to make raw chocolate desserts of all kinds. Blend into your favourite smoothies for a taste and health boost. Make your own healthy chocolates at home!
Note: Recommended daily intake is 5 to 20 grams.
Organic raw cacao powder.
125 out of 128 people would recommend this product12/10/2020, By JacquelineAdd into breakfast mix and smoothies.
All the benefits of cacao with no sugars.08/10/2020, By JanaWonderful smell and taste. Bought it for my mother and she loves it. She says her energy lasts a bit longer than usual and she feels better.07/10/2020, By JustineLove this!22/09/2020, By sizweAwesome products18/09/2020, By CandiceUsually a big fan of this brand and it is on regular rotation in my morning smoothies. I would estimate that I have bought the product at least 10 - 15 times (from FTN and Dischem) so I am very familiar with it.
Unfortunately my last order (which happened to be from FTN) was VERY different from the rest. The consistency, the look of the powder and the flavour all suggest to me that it has been cut with something different than previously. I am super sad to see this as I loved this product. I fear that they might have changed their formulation and now I am worried about ordering it again as it is not a cheap product and I do not want to waste a purchase as I strongly dislike this new formulation.
Wondering if anyone else has noticed a change or if I perhaps received a 'bad batch'?09/09/2020, By ThereseThis is a great quality raw cacao. I have tried other less expensive ones that was absolutely aaaawwwwful.05/09/2020, By KellyBUY IT.28/07/2020, By CindyReally great quality and gives one a super boost.25/07/2020, By SarahLove this in a tea with honey and coconut oil17/07/2020, By FathimaSuper Versatile in breakfast cereals, smoothies, snacks! Love it26/06/2020, By LiliTastes amazing!12/06/2020, By TashLove this brand! Make sure to add some sort of sweetener and a sprinkle of salt if you want a really chocolatey flavour as raw cacao powder can be quite bitter.04/06/2020, By Dianneso versatile - I add it to my smoothies and also add it to almond and date balls for a healthy snack. makes anything delicious02/06/2020, By JessicaA bit pricey, but it's really a must have in my house28/05/2020, By TammyLovely quality Cocao, delicious and healthy!28/05/2020, By TaniaBest cacao ever. A family favourite.24/05/2020, By TanyaCan taste the difference21/05/2020, By DanielleDelicious. Would highly recommend.20/05/2020, By SalomeVeryGreat for baking chocolate cake20/05/2020, By YvonneAlthough very pricey a good product. Use it in all my baking.16/05/2020, By LisaStaple in my kitchen. Use for baking and making healthy hot chocolate - and yummy in smoothies!16/05/2020, By DawnNice but pricey09/05/2020, By RealMakes a nice drink, add an assortment of chopped nuts06/05/2020, By GladMakes a nice drink03/05/2020, By UlrichPremium quality cacao03/05/2020, By MeghanA delicious cacoa powder - and recommend that you try the superfood drink recipe on the blog28/04/2020, By RheaSmells real17/04/2020, By JanetPhenomenal taste but quite expensive. Not something I stock my food cupboard with regularly.15/04/2020, By KellyI absolutely love this Product and have a cup every night of warm cacao every night especially with winter on its way . So delicious01/04/2020, By EdwinaAbsolutely delicious in some almond milk. Can't believe i never tried this before! Will definitely be buying more!29/03/2020, By LucyLove it. Always have in the home.04/03/2020, By SarahWonderful healthy replacement for coffee with a spoon of honey and some coconut oil20/02/2020, By SarahSo much better to buy the real thing. Great for when you have sweet cravings to make something healthy11/02/2020, By TessDefinitely a high quality Cacau powder. A pity it is so pricey as I would really like to continue using this product.10/02/2020, By PiaYum! Smoothies just wouldn't be the same without this powerful cacao. The quality is always top-notch.06/02/2020, By ElizeFigured I might as well order the large (850g) box this time. Very good quality and organic - still same price as other non-organic brands. Absolutely love it!04/02/2020, By Bernadettegood for chocolate lovers like me. love this product27/01/2020, By ChaneSecond time ordering this - just so good!27/01/2020, By ChaneGood quality, rich velvety taste!20/01/2020, By CherilynParticularly delicious in smoothies !19/01/2020, By AidGoes down well18/12/2019, By RowenaLovely strong flavour, pure product25/11/2019, By wandaWhat would the world be without cacao!
The taste of this product, hits the spot, yummy!21/10/2019, By DianneBest way to get satisfy a chocolate craving and it's a healthy alternative. LOVE a cacao smoothie with avo, banana, almond milk19/10/2019, By TarrynI don't generally have a sweet tooth, but there are those days when you crave some chocolate, and this hit the spot with my chocolate craving! I added it to some oats, and my daughter was so happy to be getting chocolate oats!10/10/2019, By ArunaNice cocoa taste, not too overpowering.
Used it in my smoothie and it gave a nice chocolate taste, which satisfied my chocolate craving.25/09/2019, By MaryamLove this cacoa powder. It makes such an amazing hot chocolate26/08/2019, By KKMy favourite cacao brand! Delicious and nutritious. Love adding cacao powder to smoothies and vegan chocolate desserts & baked goods.18/08/2019, By ClairI bought this to add a chocolate type taste to smoothies. I only added the recommended amount, but can't really taste it. Possibly the berries are obscuring the taste.16/07/2019, By MillyPerfect winter warmer08/07/2019, By CarolynThis is an amazing product and I simply love 1/2 a teaspoon in my coffee every morning. Great for smoothies or a yoghurt/oat bowl. Would love to see them change packaging so that there is no plastic and possibly being locally produced but other than that delicious.07/07/2019, By JanaChocolaty peace of mind!!!25/06/2019, By ThirushaMakes a yummy cacao drink24/06/2019, By WilliamI have ordered a small package of cacao to taste it,after drinking it with milk i will buy a big package.you can feel it04/06/2019, By JanéThis is by far the best cacao powder I have ever used. It is the only one I prefer to use. Organic! No added gaggas! Just simple and straightforward... LOVE IT.27/05/2019, By TraceySuch an amazing brand11/05/2019, By JordanaThis is my favourite cacoa powder. It’s organic and unrefined. I love how pure it tastes.11/05/2019, By MichaelaSuch a great product! It’s a staple for my morning smoothies - and it’s intense chocolate flavour always leaves me feeling satisfied. And how can one go wrong with chocolate?06/05/2019, By MichaelaExcellent magnesium source. Great for the immune system and maintaining energy levels. Tastes delicious too. A little goes a long way13/02/2019, By daniif you like things dark and bitter then this product is a must. add a little sweet alternative and you have a perfect treat.15/01/2019, By RowenaLove this cacao powder. It's pure and bitter and chocolate-y07/12/2018, By RobAlways a fan of superfoods. This never disappoints.14/11/2018, By DevOrganic, great flavour in biodegradable packaging.03/11/2018, By CaraLove adding this to my plain yogurt together with manuka honey.29/10/2018, By Chrisi have been buying this raw cacao from you for a long time and always loved it but the latest batch has a terrible chemical taste. On the upside it will probably help cure my addiction to home made chocolate.28/10/2018, By TasmiyaDeep chocolate flavor25/10/2018, By LennyChocolicios25/10/2018, By EliznaLove this!19/10/2018, By StruanGreat baking and hot cocoa!!14/10/2018, By MeganA teaspoon of this with a teaspoon of Maca root powder in your morning shake or portage, Just makes it take sooooo much better, and it's got amazing benefits!09/10/2018, By RGStrong but delicious!27/09/2018, By LizaGreat tasting product. Love to use it in smoothies, to flavor my hot oats and drinking as hot chocolate drink.14/09/2018, By BrendaLove this product! Make the best thick & creamy nice-cream by adding 1 - 2 heaped tsp cacao powder, dash of vanilla powder (opt), dash Himalayan salt, 1 tsp nut butter (cashew is my favorite!), cinnamon and 3 frozen bananas, chopped ~ add all this to yr food processor & process until its ice-cream! Heavenly! Enjoy14/09/2018, By TracyI am straight up a chocoholic! Superfoods Cocoa has given me reason to have chocolate every day without feeling an ounce of guilt. This cocoa froms the starting block for my day. I kick off with green smoothies turned into deliciously magic chocolate smoothies for an on the run meal or snack, a couple of cubes of my home made vegan chocolates after dinner (daily) and cup of hot cocoa to bid the day farewell then the antioxidants replenish my body whist I sleep - 24/7 Healthy Heaven.05/09/2018, By jadeThis is my go to brand for the best cacao.02/09/2018, By LizLovey rich taste. Perfect for making homemade chocolate.30/08/2018, By RobynGreat quality product, used daily in my superfood drink. Can highly recommend this brand.29/08/2018, By Lee-AnneAfter using raw cacao there’s no turning back19/08/2018, By ZangelDelicious in oats with a banana. Love healthy natural ingredients13/08/2018, By MeganExcellent and delicious in smoothies. I have also used it to make chocolate, which worked well, although I personally am not fond of the taste by itself (but I don't eat regular chocolates either).12/08/2018, By Lee-AnneMy favourite. Love mixing it in smoothies and breakfast bowls19/07/2018, By Yu-tingbest on the market14/07/2018, By NixxDelicious! Just discovered cacao and use it as a hot chocolate, baking staple and in chia smoothie bowls. so tasty and easy to mix.27/06/2018, By LetitiaLoving this in my morning smoothie and also mixed some of it with my Gluten free oats. Yum07/06/2018, By ChristinaNo pantry is complete with out this cacao powder! Tried different brands but none come close.07/06/2018, By LeanneDelicious and nutritious, to add to kids overnight oats01/06/2018, By NadiaDelicious addition to morning smoothies and my favourite bed-time treat with a pinch of turmeric dissolved in heated almond- or coconut milk.21/05/2018, By LindseyTasty and nutritious treat with almond milk and to add to smoothies plus a great baking aid!12/05/2018, By JacolizeAmazing taste! No more store-bought chocolate when I can make my own with the cacao powder and butter, coconut oil and a few goji berries02/05/2018, By ClaireTastes amazing and I love the health benefits... it’s become a staple in my home. Slightly pricey but I still love it23/04/2018, By Candiceperfect and organic03/04/2018, By AndreaBig fan of this product. Its perfect in a smoothie or as a hot drink with some almond milk, cinnamon and coconut sugar.23/03/2018, By PreshaYes its expensive but its so tasty. Super creamy and lovely in smoothies, power balls and oatmeal14/03/2018, By ZukiswaI take it with goji berries though in small quantities for it to last for sometime02/03/2018, By AAnother favorite of my superfoods
I'm never without this, gets added to most of my smoothies26/02/2018, By CourtneyThis cacao has a deep and rich taste! I absolutely love it!17/02/2018, By JohnGreat for making smoothies and recovery drinks taste better28/01/2018, By AlexandraGreat taste and product. Its been a household staple for many years now.25/01/2018, By HanlieGreat product!!16/01/2018, By SamanthaDelicious and rich flavour. I never use any other.11/01/2018, By NicoleI use the raw cacao power in absolutely everything. It is so delicious and it is fantastic to support an ethical and local business!04/12/2017, By RoseFabulous!29/11/2017, By NicoleLove the superfoods brand. Top quality and super conscious about the environment07/11/2017, By VahinGreat product, part of my monthly buy now.18/10/2017, By mbaliGreat tasting raw cacao, in everything it is the best addition03/10/2017, By ClarindaLove it ... a little bitter to my taste, but I've found a few ways to enjoy it thoroughly22/08/2017, By MelissaI LOVE this cacao powder. It is beyond delicious. I always have this in my pantry. It's great for making hot chocolate, adding it to shakes and baking.10/08/2017, By R.KirstenIt has the richest, most smoothest of chocolatey flavours. I have tried a few cacao powders but this has to be rated one of the best that I have used, especially when I want to make something special. Doesn't take much to create something delicious!08/08/2017, By AstridA good quality product - I used it for baking and compared it to my usual brand. Because this product is not heat treated, there is a big difference in flavour and colour. This is a more natural and pure product and therefore has less of the roasted flavour of regular cacao powder.02/08/2017, By TarynThis is the best cacao powder I have ever tried. Just one teaspoon added to a smoothie gives it a great chocolate flavour. Definitely better quality cacao compared to the ones I have bought from supermarkets in the past.30/07/2017, By StephnieI have really enjoyed this - cacao powder stirred into yoghurt has become my go-to dessert!23/07/2017, By CarolAbsolutely delicious! Wonderful prompt service.21/07/2017, By PaulGood service. Well packed05/07/2017, By CourtneyThis is one of my staples in the cupboard for winter.23/06/2017, By RuthMy winter soul food. I make hot chocolate every night to keep out the cold. Rich, chocolatey and delicious!01/07/2016, By BronwenI buy this product often. I use this in my morning smoothie, to make my gluten-free muffins and in baking. It is fabulous and just the right amount of chocolate goodness.28/06/2016, By ThandaIt cured my unnatural sweet tooth and choc cravings.22/04/2016, By AbigailBest standard of quality health-wise of a cocoa replacement and superfood - so many things it can be added to! Tastes great, very chocolatey, not too bitter.15/02/2016, By NodeaneAwesome Product.thank you.30/01/2016, By MaristiI used this cocoa to make a special blend of medicinal hot chocolate and it is simply delicious.13/09/2015, By LieslI bought this product at my local healthstore and made paleo chocolate brownies. Oh my yum! Nothing quite like the real cocoa deal. Death by healthy chocolate. Definitely worth every cent.06/09/2015, By AdeleNothing beats the taste of raw organic cacao, whether in baking, candy making or in a smoothy. Ive become a chocoholic since discovering organic cacao.26/08/2015, By TracyThis cacao is fantastic! It tastes great and is quite versatile. I add some of this cacao powder into my dehydrated muesli. I also add it to my daily smoothies to give me an energy boost and its a delicious addition to my coffee. I also use it when making desserts and peanut butter energy balls. Goodness without guilt. I love it!13/08/2015, By NiteshMakes the most decadent Paleo chocolate treats. I love it! Will be purchasing my second 1 kg box soon. Will also be trying the Cacao Nibs :)11/07/2015, By khadeejaI am allergic to any normal chocolate, be it brown or white, any
ormal chocolate gives me severe, horrible migraines... So I only make my own homemade chocolates, experiment trying out different recipes variates with this cacao powder, it is never a flop, always delicious. I make chocolate cake with it as well instead of using normal cocoa powder, sumtymz wen feeling a bit low or down I have a heaped tsp of it in a warm mug of milk (@nyt)... It has countless benefits as mentioned I love it, thanx alot to Superfoods to u guys for stocking it!! I no longer hav to worry of getting a migraine each tym I eat chocolate or chocolate cake!!31/10/2014, By KaeylaMakes a very delicious difference to yoghurt and smoothies.06/08/2013, By AndreA really fantastic product that I can no longer live without. Who would have thought that my chocolate milkshake every morning would have some many health benefits.
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