Cacao and cocoa may sound similar, but both of them are unique when it comes to taste and nutrition. So what is Cacao then really?
- Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is raw and much less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars. Cacao isthought to be the highest source of antioxidants of all foods and the highest source of magnesium of all foods. It has been used throughout many cultures for years for health purposes and even used as a high trade commodity.
- Cacao powder contains more fibre and calories than cocoa powder since more of the nutrients from the whole bean are still intact. Cacao is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, cholesterol-free saturated fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre, natural carbohydrates, and protein that make it anexcellent source of nutrients.
Always make sure to use Cacao and not Cocoa.
Reduces high cholesterol
Why Organic, what does it mean:
‘Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation.
Organic agriculture is a systems approach to production that is working towards environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production. Instead, the agricultural systems rely on crop rotation, animal and plant manures, some hand weeding and biological pest control’.
**Taken from DEFRA – Crown Copyright
Cacao may help to:
- Provide energy for up to 7 hours
- Supports the immune system
- Balance the hormones
- Improve PH levels and Blood Sugar Levels
- Inhibits atherosclerosis and formation of blood clots
- Improves libido
- Lowers insulin resistance
- Assist with anti-aging