With a complex flavour profile of spice, fruit and citrus
notes, our organic cacao powder is the result of separating cacao butter from nibs. Maintaining low temperatures throughout this process ensures precious vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are preserved.
Our fairly traded cacao creates a wave of positive outcomes for small scale farmers through economic and social empowerment, whilst encouraging biodiversity conservation.
The Mexican Mayan kings drank up to 30 pure chocolate drinks a day to maintain their vigour and valued the bean so highly that it was used as money. Raw Cacao products are a source of beta-carotene, amino acids (protein), Omega-3 EFA's, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur, potassium, and one of the best food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium – now you know why women crave chocolate every month!
1. Will it keep me awake at night?
Depends – some people say it helps them sleep, some say it makes them more alert – we're all so unique!
2. How much caffeine does cacao have?
All natural products vary, but it is generally considered to have about 1% caffeine (as compared to tea at 4% and coffee which can be more than 10% !!)
3. So why do I feel so good eating cacao?
Cacao has other naturally occurring phytochemicals like theobromine (considered an aphrodisiac), phenylethylamine (PEA – released when we fall in love), and anandamide (the ‘bliss' chemical).