Cacao Powder - Loving Earth - Organic & Raw - Peru 300g

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The raw chocolate revolution is in full swing!

We are extremely happy to present you with New Zealand's first raw cacao powder that's been organically certified.  As the market has grown, the Peruvian producer has been able to invest in new machinery and more people. Because of this, he's just perfected a technique that makes truly raw organic cacao powder. This means that you can now create the world's healthiest organic raw chocolate treats easier and cheaper than before. Oh, the decadence of it...

What is Raw Cacao Powder (Chocolate Powder)?

It's created by cold-pressing our cacao beans into a cake separating the oil from the protein and fibre. The temperature is never allowed to exceed 47 degrees Celsius and is usually 40 degrees Celsius (all other cocoa powders are exposed to temperatures as high as 150 degrees Celcius!). A high-accuracy thermometer monitors the process. Slowly, the pure, liquid cacao butter begins to sift off down a stainless steel valve. The remaining dry 'cake-like' material is then cold-ground, fine-milled and sifted so that only the finest, most bio-available raw cacao particles filter through into the finished product. This allows for maximum digestion and antioxidant absorption. It has a delightful, full, antioxidant-rich chocolate flavour.

This unique technique uses absolutely no chemicals, no hexane, no solvents.

The Amazing Story of Raw Cacao Powder

ORAC antioxidant laboratory analysis confirms that there are over 25,200 ORAC units in a single spoonful of Raw Cacao Powder!

This delicious, easy-to-use and mega-potent (955 ORAC units per gram!) form of chocolate has broken a world record. Never before has there been 25,200 ORAC units of antioxidant power in a spoonful of anything.

Dark chocolate has been touted as a source of antioxidants, but this raw cacao powder is way beyond that. Living proof that raw is better!

Why Antioxidants?

Antioxidants keep you looking young, they help fight disease, and they do all these things, too:

* Italian researchers found eating 100 grams of dark chocolate each day for 15 days lowered blood pressure in the 15-person study. The University of L'Aquila team also found the body's ability to metabolise sugar -- a problem for people with diabetes -- was improved. Because the effect was believed to be due to antioxidant levels, with Raw Cacao Powder we can likely multiply this effect.

* Dutch researchers indicate that dark chocolate contains four times the amount of catechin antioxidants than black tea, which is suspected of having a protective effect against heart disease and possibly cancer due to its antioxidant properties. With Raw Cacao Powder, it would be 28 times more than Black Tea and potentially 7 times the protection!

* In trials, doctors at Harvard found that Antioxidant compounds called Flavonols in chocolate help the body to produce nitric oxide, a compound essential for proper heart function. (Nitric oxide is also believed by pro bodybuilders to help increase muscularity.) Again, with Raw Cacao Powder, this effect could easily be multiplied.

Raw cacao powder contains about seven times as many antioxidants as cooked cacao powder, that's about 723% more!

Concentrated Nutrients

Because it's concentrated, raw cacao powder has at least 33% more of many of cacao's most vital nutrients! In Raw Cacao Powder, much of the oil is removed, while nearly all of the active nutrients remain. For example...

* The amino acid Tryptophan is found naturally in cacao. Tryptophan enhances relaxation and promotes better sleep. Now you'll get at least 33% more when you use Raw Cacao Powder!

* Researchers have discovered that phenylethylamine (PEA) has a positive effect in enhancing feelings of love. And Chocolate has been proven to be an excellent source of PEA. Now you can love at least 33% more with Raw Cacao Powder!

* Cacao is the richest food source of magnesium of any common food. Magnesium is the number one mineral that assists and supports healthy heart functioning. Now you get at least 33% more magnesium gram-per-gram with Raw Cacao Powder!

* Raw Cacao Powder has at least 33% more Arginine, the aphrodisiac-like amino acid believed by body builders to build muscle and aid in recovery.

* And much, much more!

We could talk forever about the qualities of raw chocolate, but that's what their book Naked Chocolate book is all about!

How To Use Raw Cacao Powder
Here are just a few ideas for using your Raw Cacao Powder. You can:
* Add it to your favorite smoothies (one heaping tablespoon will do) and watch them instantly become Raw Chocolate masterpieces!
* You can blend it with raw coconut oil and agave nectar - for instant raw chocolate syrup! (Then put this on top of raw ice cream or fresh fruit - AMAZING!)
* You can blend it in a food processor with raw nut butters and agave nectar, for the most delicious desert you've ever had. (In fact, similar nut butters mixed with roasted cocoa powder are very expensive in health food stores.)
* You can make any cookie, brownie or pie more chocolatey and delicious - just add a tablespoon or more to taste.
* You can blend it with sweet almond milk. This gives you a creamy dark chocolate milk that's LOADED with antioxidant power and tastes out of this world!

Storage
Please refrigerate or store in a cool, dry place (out of direct sunlight) if you can, though it's not essential. This product is microbe-free and highly-stable.

Check out our Raw Cacao Powder
In the book Naked Chocolate they mentioned the amazing story of the Kuna Indians, who live on the San Blas Islands of Panama. These people have always had extremely low blood pressure and that it did not climb as they got older. In fact, they always remained in remarkably great health.

When the lifestyles of these people were studied, one thing stuck out. The Kuna living on the islands drank a significant amount of locally grown, minimally processed, high-flavonol cocoa.

The best part: for the first time ever, YOU can do the exact same thing. You get to drink and eat this simple, yet powerful food - very likely the most potent source of health-promoting antioxidants in existence.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 2g

 

Per Serve

Per 100g

Energy

20.18kj

1009kj

Protein

0.54g

27g

Fat-total

0.22g

11g

   - saturated

0.13g

6.5g

Carbohydrate

0.33g

16.4g

   - sugars

<0.1g

1g

Dietary Fibre

0.63g

31.7g

Potassium

34mg

1700mg

Phosphorus

14mg

700mg

Magnesium

10.4mg

520mg

Calcium

4mg

200mg

Iron

0.8mg

40mg

Sodium

0.4mg

20mg