Cacao (pronounced ka-kow) beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and the source of all chocolate and cocoa products.
Pulverising the raw nibs separates them into creamy cacao butter and beautiful rich, cacao powder.
Most cocoa powder is processed via the "Dutch method" meaning heat extracted (up to 150°C), sometimes with solvents, thus destroying most of the nutrients and antioxidants and potentially contaminating the end product.
As the processing temperature of Power Super Foods Cacao is never allowed to exceed 40°C, the powder is considered a ‘raw' food with all heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants remaining intact, thereby maximising digestion and absorption.
Cacao Power products have an antioxidant (ORAC) score of 95,500. To put that into perspective, that's 14 times more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, 21 times more than green tea, and 7 times more than even dark chocolate.
In fact, this blend of Peruvian and West African powder has over 360% more antioxidants than regular cocoa!
The Mayan Superfood
The Mexican Mayan kings drank up to 30 pure chocolate drinks a day to maintain their vigour and valued the bean so highly that it was used as money.
Raw Cacao products are a source of:
- Amino acids (protein)
- Omega-3 EFA's
- Calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur and potassium
It is also one of the best food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium – now you know why women crave chocolate every month!
Ingredients: Certified Organic, Fair Trade 100% Pure Cacao Powder (Theobroma cacao, criollo)
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