Cacao Beans - Organic - Power Super foods

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$6.00 AUD (RRP $14.90 AUD)

 

Cacao beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree (theobroma cacao  meaning "The Food of the Gods") and source of all chocolate and cocoa products. 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. Our raw Beans are from the best tasting premium criollo variety.


Suggested Uses:
Peel (optional) then eat as is, lightly roast (optional) and grind with coffee, or crush and add to smoothies, ice cream, muesli, cookie batter or trail mix, or substitute in dessert recipes for chocolate chips.

Nutritional Benefits


Raw Cacao products are a source of beta-carotene, amino acids (protein), Omega-3 EFA's, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur, potassium, and one of the best food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium  now you know why women crave chocolate every month!

 

1. Why do some beans have a dusting of white on the outside?
Many high antioxidant foods slowly change colour on the outside after picking (eg. Pomegranate and Acai darken)

2. How much caffeine does cacao have?
All natural products vary, but it is generally considered to have about 1% caffeine (as compared to tea at 4% and coffee which can be more than 10% !!)

3. So why do I feel so good eating cacao?
Cacao has other naturally occurring phytochemicals like theobromine (considered an aphrodisiac), phenylethylamine (PEA is  released when we fall in love), and anandamide (the bliss' chemical).

 

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