Our Certified Organic Raw Heirloom Criollo Cacao Paste Wafers (also known as Cacao Liquor) are made by crushing raw cacao beans into a liquid. This liquid quickly solidifies at room temperature and the result is Cacao Paste. Because no heat is used in this process, our Cacao Paste Wafers retains all its natural healing properties. Cacao paste is naturally about 55% cacao butter and is an extremely smooth product great for use in any chocolate recipe. If you are looking for true dark chocolate, this is it. Not 80% or 90%, but 100% pure organic cacao. No additives, sweeteners or anything else. This product is essential for true cacao chefs!
Cacao, 'the food of the gods' has been used for centuries to boost energy and enhance mood. With over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, cacao remains one of the most complex and pleasurable foods on the planet. In its raw form, cacao contains anandamide
(a euphoric substance), arginine
(a natural aphrodisiac and vasodilator), phenethylamine
(a neurotransmitter that can combat depression and E. coli) and tryptophan
(a natural anti-depressant). By raising the neurotransmitters in our brain, cacao promotes an overall feeling of well being. In essence, raw chocolate makes you happy!
What's the Difference between Cacao and Cocoa?
The official name of the chocolate tree is Theobroma Cacao
. Some experts believe that over time the word "cacao" became Anglicized, and most likely through common error people started calling it "cocoa". Now, with the rebirth of old-style, artisanal chocolate there is a movement to reclaim the beans rightful name: cacao (pronounced Ka-Kow). Today, the two words are often used interchangeably.
Raw Organic Cacao paste wafers are high in the mineral magnesium, essential for helping the heart to pump blood efficiently, building strong bones, and maintaining proper blood pressure. Cacao paste also contain one of the highest levels of antioxidants on the planet, exceeding that of red wine, green tea, and many other exotic fruits and vegetables. Recent scientific studies have shown that cacao boosts blood flow to the heart, brain and other organs and while having protective effects against heart disease. It has also been shown to be helpful in lowering blood glucose levels. Research from Germany also suggests that the flavanols in cacao may help maintain youthful, beautiful skin. Plus cacao is a good source of sulfur which promotes healthy skin, nails and hair.
Our 100% pure raw organic cacao paste wafers are a truly healthy chocolate and is perfect for creating healthy dark chocolate shavings for cakes or ice creams. Chip it into small pieces and mix with nuts, bananas and dates to create your own trail mix. Or make one-of-a-kind home-made healthy fudge! Turn your cravings for chocolate into super nutrition by reconnecting with the power of real
chocolate. Try our Organic Raw Cacao Paste Wafers today!
Cacao and dark chocolate has been shown to have excellent antioxidant levels exceeding red wine, green tea, and other exotic fruits and vegetables. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values of dark chocolate (13,120 per 100 grams) exceed those of prunes (5,700), blueberries (2,400), strawberries (1,540) and spinach (1,260). But adding milk to chocolate does not help, in fact, it seems to block the activity of the phytochemicals responsible for the powerful antioxidant capacity of cacao.
Some possible benefits of our Raw Organic Cacao Paste Wafers / Liquor may include:
● Natural aphrodisiac
● Dilating blood vessels
● Super powerful antioxidant
● Lowering the oxidative stress of strenuous activities - thus helping athletes to recover
● Can be used to combat skin problems including eczema, psoriasis & burns
● Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
● Strong stress reliever
● Improving the cellular functioning of those cells lining blood vessels
● Relaxing muscles
● Increasing insulin sensitivity in healthy persons
● Helping build strong bones & teeth
● Stimulating kidney & bowel function
● Containing more magnesium than any other food
● Lowers blood glucose levels
● Lowers the risk of hardening of the arteries
● Improving digestion
● Reduces free radicals throughout the body
● Boosting blood flow to the brain, heart, & other organs
● May be used to increase breast milk production
● Mood elevating properties
● Supporting a healthy heart
● Lowering bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol
● Endothelial function improved in overweight adults
● Anti-inflammatory properties
● May be helpful in reducing additional neural damage in the case of a stroke
● Reducing blood pressure
● Promoting an overall feeling of euphoria & well being
● Helpful for arteriosclerosis
● Helping to Maintain youthful, beautiful skin, hair, & nails
This product may melt during shipping if it gets warm.
If melting occurs simple place in refrigerator or freezer for 1 hour. Then break pieces off as needed.
Suggested Use: To melt into recipes, gently warm in a double boiler then add vanilla and agave nectar to sweeten.
Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao
Other Names: Cocoa, Chocolate Tree, Koko, Kakaobaum, kakaw, kakao
Ingredients: Raw Organic Cacao Paste Wafers.
Origin: Peru - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Cacao Paste Wafers come from organically grown Cacao Beans that pass our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, chemicals, and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Cacao Paste Wafers packaged in airtight pouches for optimum freshness. Keep your Organic raw Cacao Paste Wafers in a cool, dark, dry place.
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