Loving Earth's Raw Cacao Beans are an original heirloom criollo amazonico Cacao from Satipo in Peru. By buying this Raw Cacao, you are supporting a sustainable project that is rescuing this original heirloom variety of Cacao, which has been grown by the Ashaninka and Chene people of the Peruvian Amazon for thousands of years.
These certified organic indigenous growers use an age old system of permaculture, where the Cacao trees are planted under the native forest canopy, along with other fruit trees, such as mango, avocado and papaya. All of these trees add their distinctive nuances to the fine multi-floral flavour of this Cacao.
Raw Cacao Beans are jam packed with antioxidants, magnesium and bliss nutrients that may help keep you young, healthy and happy.
- Cacao Beans contain 10 grams of flavonol antioxidants per 100 grams. Research has demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to the human metabolism.
- Raw Cacao is the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. Magnesium is the most important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose.
- Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Both PEA and anandamide are present in raw cacao in large enough quantities to affect the brain and lift your mood.
How To Use
Eat 10 to 15 beans whenever you want to feel energised and happy. Cacao Beans go well in trail mix, especially with Goji Berries, Raw Cashews and Incan Berries.
Try eating them as part of a trail mix first thing in the morning; it gives the ultimate kick start to your day.