Cacao Powder - Extra Rich - Raw Organic

Cacao, 'the food of the gods' has been traditionally 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.

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Cacao contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants on the planet, exceeding that of red wine, Green tea and many other exotic fruits and vegetables. Our Raw Heirloom Criollo Extra Rich Organic Cacao powder is a source of the mineral magnesium and recent scientific studies have shown that cacao may assist with healthful blood flow to the heart, brain and other organs. It has also been shown to support healthy blood glucose levels. Research from Germany also suggests that Cacao may help maintain a youthful and glowing appearance, possibly due to the sulfur and flavonol compounds found in this superfood.

In it’s raw form, Cacao contains Anandamide, Arginine, Phenethylamine and Tryptophan. By raising the neurotransmitters in our brain, cacao supports an overall feeling of well being. In essence, raw chocolate could make you even happier!

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.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Extra Rich Heirloom Criollo Cacao Powder may include:

  • May contain mood supportive properties
  • May support the dilation of healthy blood vessels
  • May support healthy cellular functioning
  • Possibly a super powerful antioxidant
  • May support a healthy cardiovascular system
  • May support a healthy inflammation response
  • May support active digestion
  • May encourage healthy kidney & bowel function
  • May support the formation of healthy skin
  • May support a vital cardiovascular system
  • Possibly acts as a strong stress reliever
  • May aid in the relaxation of muscles
  • May support the building and maintenance of strong bones & teeth
  • May contain more magnesium than any other food
  • May support healthy blood glucose levels
  • May reduce free radicals in the body
  • May help with breast milk production
  • May support healthy lipid levels
  • Possibly shown to improve endothelial function in overweight adults
  • May support healthy blood pressure
  • May promote an overall feeling of well-being
  • May help to maintain youthful skin, hair & nails
  • May help athletes to recover from the oxidative stress of strenuous activities
  • Natural source of anandamide, phenethylamine, arginine & 300 other natural compounds

Constituents of Extra Rich Cacao Powder include:

  • Minerals: Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Sulfur
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E, Vitamin K
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan
  • Phytochemicals: Flavonoids, PEA (phenylethylalamine), Anandamide, Theobromine, Caffeine, Resveratrol  
  • Essential Fatty Acids: Oleic Acid

Suggested uses: Add 1 tablespoon to hot water and sweeten with Agave Nectar to create a healthy hot chocolate. Add to chocolate recipes, shakes or smoothies.

Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with a good strong cup of coffee and our organic coconut milk powder.

Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao.

Other Names: Cocoa, Chocolate Tree, Koko, Kakaobaum, Kakaw, Kakao, Heirloom Criollo Cacao.

Parts Used: Cacao Beans.

Ingredients: Extra Rich Cacao.

Origin: Grown, dried and cold-pressed in Peru.  Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA 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 Extra Rich Raw Heirloom Criollo Cacao Powder is made 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 Extra Rich Heirloom Criollo Organic Cacao Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Heirloom Criollo Extra Rich Organic raw Cacao Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

 

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