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Organic Cacao Beans

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Cacao Beans Certified Organic 250g at Natural Zealand

Raw Certified Organic Cacao Beans are truly very special, as it is NOT farmed, but instead collected from the rain forest regions of Ecuador by locals on donkey back!!! The cacao trees in this region are up to 80 years old and grow in volcanic regions with super high nutrient soil. This means you get the best cacao possible!!

 

Health Benefits of Cacao Beans:

  • One of the reasons Raw Cacao is believed by many health experts to be so powerful at aiding us in achieving optimal health is due to its astounding content of antioxidants. It is one of the richest sources of antioxidants known to man, even more than Goji Berries.
  • Cacao is also credited with giving people a blissful feeling. This is due to its high levels of Serotonin (the happy hormone) which also aid us in strengthening our stress defence shield.
  • Furthermore, it contains Anandamide, which is known as the "bliss chemical" because it is released when we are feeling great, and is normally created by our bodies when we exercise. Cacao is the only food that Anandamide has been found in, and may be why chocolate is often associated with a feeling of happiness and well-being.
  • Cacao is also thought to improve digestion as it contains a type of fibre which helps cleanse the intestines and regulate bowel movements.
  • Raw Cacao is a source of minerals such as magnesium and iron and may help to relieve increase energy and reduce premenstrual syndrome.

 

Suggested Use

Eat as snack or add into desserts or trail mixes for a delightful chocolate taste!