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.
32 out of 32 people would recommend this product17/02/2018, 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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