The fruit of the cacao tree contains a small bean from which all chocolate is made. Cacao is an incredible health food in its natural state, filled with energy-boosting nutrients. Loaded with minerals such as magnesium which may contribute to normal bone health and healthy immune function, cacao is also high in copper and manganese. This amazing food has been revered for centuries by cultures such as the Aztec and Maya.
Sunfood Superfoods` cacao powder is made from only the finest variety of certified organic cacao beans, which have never been genetically modified. The cold-pressing process reduces the fat content of the cacao, allowing it to be ground down to create a fine, richly flavored, easy-to-use powder. Through this low-temperature process, the delicate nutrients and true, natural taste of cacao are preserved.
Unlike coffee, the caffeine content in chocolate is extremely low and usually insignificant. The primary compound responsible for Cacao’s energizing properties is Theobromine a cardiovascular stimulant that has less impact on the central nervous system than caffeine. It is also a vasodilator and diuretic, and relaxes the smooth muscles including those in the respiratory system. These properties have been shown in scientific studies to promote healthy blood pressure and relaxation.
- Magnesium, which may contribute to normal bone health and immunity
- Calcium, which may assist in supporting strong bones
- Potassium, which may help maintain healthy blood pressure in combination with a low sodium diet
- Selenium, which may support a healthy immune system and assist neutralization of free radicals
From The Product Label: Packaged in a gluten-free facility. May contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.
May contain a moisture absorbing desiccant pack. Do not eat.
Directions for Use: Add cacao powder to your favorite smoothie, yogurt and drinks to create healthy chocolate treats. Reseal bag after opening. Store in a cool, dry place.