Our Organic Raw Cacao powder is lyophilized (freeze-dried), freshly picked, fermented Organic powder of Cacao beans. Because of the fermentation process it undergoes, our Organic Cacao is free of Phytates (unlike non-fermented Cacao) and is simply the finest and healthiest Cacao on earth.
Cacao (pronounced “cu-COW”) refers to the Theobroma Cacao, pod-like fruits, each containing 20–60 beans surrounded by a sticky, sweet-tart white gel. Each tree produces about 30 pods a year. Our Organic Cacao powder is made from these beans or seeds (after the sticky pulp is removed).
Normal cacao powder and chocolate that people are familiar with are chemically processed and roasted, which destroys a large amount of the antioxidants and flavanols (the VERY things that keep a person young and healthy). A recent study suggested that between 60% and 90% of the original antioxidants in cacao are lost through "common" cacao processing. Such processing was originally developed in the early 19th Century to reduce the bitterness, darken the color, and create a more mellow flavor to chocolate, but unfortunately, this processing also eliminates most of its goodness.
Most non-organic cocoa/chocolate is treated heavily with toxic pesticides and fumigation chemicals and may contain genetically modified (GMO) products. Our Organic Cacao undergoes no such pesticide treatment!
Watch the videos below to learn more about Cacao, including how to open Cacao pods and make Chocolate. Note that our powdering method uses far less heat (never more than 108 degrees Fahrenheit) as we are far more interested in optimum nutrition than the authors of those videos, who are more interested in a delicious result.
Food is the way of health not vitamins!
Cacao fits with the “first rule of health” which is that food should be our medicine. Cacao also fits with our second rule of health, which is that food engenders health, not vitamins. The United States has among the worst health statistics of all industrialized nations, yet the people of the United States consume more vitamins that the rest of the world combined. That means that you will eventually find, as so many others have already found, that your health will never really start to improve until you give up on vitamins and turn to food. It's time to turn to food!
Comparative Retail Price: $20 per half-pound.
Our Price: $16 per Pound
Raw Organic Cacao Powder
Take one to six teaspoons at a time. May be consumed several times per day.
We disclaim any claims (if there are any) made in these videos. They are for information, education, enlightenment and entertainment only.
Phytic acid (Phytates) is a unique natural substance found especially in plant seeds and nuts. Both in the stomach and bloodstream, Phytic acid (phytates) prevents the absorption of iron, zinc, and calcium, and other minerals, and thus may promote mineral deficiencies. It is often referred to as an anti-nutrient. It has been theorized that the presence of Phytic Acid in plant seeds is to discourage animials from eating seeds so that the seeds can go through a life cycle of germinating and creating a new life.
Sprouting and fermenting destroy the phytic acid and thus will allow a person to get the benefit of all the nutrients in the seeds or nuts.
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