Cacao (Theobroma cacao) the “Food of the gods” has its origin in the South American cultures. Using cacao as a catalyst for healing has gained popularity in the West in the past decade or so, but it has been used for medicinal and ceremonial purposes for thousands of years. Cacao was considered sacred, and the ritual of drinking it as an elixir for good health has its roots in the ancient Olmec, Mayan and Aztec traditions in Central and South America. Both cacao and chocolate are derived from Olmec and Mayan languages.
Health benefits of cacao
Healers in many cultures have traditionally used cacao to alleviate a host of mental and physical afflictions, such as depression, insomnia, nervousness and excitability, as well as regulating blood pressure and sugar levels, and preventing cardiometabolic diseases.
Science backs up many of these claims and has established that cacao is a rich source of theobromine, caffeine, iron, magnesium, tryptophan, B-complex vitamins and flavonoids. It stands to reason then, as multiple clinical trials have shown, that consuming cacao can help with anaemia (especially among vegetarians and vegans); lower the risk of cardiometabolic diseases by improving the markers for triglycerides, HDL cholesterol and fasting insulin; improve brain function and our ability to focus; and improve our mood.
⊹ Organic, NON-GMO
⊹ Gluten-Free, Vegan
⊹ 100% Natural (without additional chemical additives)
⊹ Cold-pressed, raw quality
⊹ Nutrient-rich in minerals and fiber
⊹ Full-bodied chocolate aroma with a deep character
⊹ This product is delivered in a 500g block.
Recommended daily use: Great for refreshing cacao shakes, drinking chocolates, baking and smoothies.
This cacao paste is suitable for ceremonial purposes.
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