From ancient times, Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is considered a precious food. According to the king of Montezuma, this drink was reserved for warriors and the social elite and had sacred and ceremonial characteristics. Prana source organically-grown cacao beans from the tropical fringe areas of the Andes Mountains and the Amazonian basin, working with Peruvian farming communities who cultivate them in a sustainable, ecological manner. Raw organic cacao powder is obtained by pressing the cacao liquor out of sundried cacao beans to extract cacao butter. This leaves a kind of “cacao cake” that is then grounded into fine raw cacao powder.
- Nutritional Profile– Raw cacao is one of the foods that contain the highest source of antioxidants (polyphenols, catechins, and epicatechins). Minerals such as magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc and high levels of vitamin C are chiefly distinguished. Besides the minerals and vitamins, it also contains omega-6 fatty acids.
- Health Benefits– Cacao powder helps in treating and alleviating the symptoms of various diseases. A proven heart-healthy food that helps reduce blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, lower the risk of blood clots. It contains antioxidants to protect the body from the effects of free radicals. These are the main cause of cancer. Furthermore, reduces stress and depression.
- Usage: This sumptuous organic raw cacao powder is an alternative to conventionally processed cocoa and will add intense chocolate flavor to your recipes. Add a spoonful to your smoothies, your oatmeal or your granola. Use it in your baked goods and your raw energy balls, or make it into the best cup of hot chocolate around!
For more information on this product please visit the manufacturer’s web site https://www.pranasnacks.com/en_ca/organic-raw-cacao-powder