Cacao is a bean native to South and Central America. It is simply chocolate in raw form. You can buy it in its whole bean form or powdered (which is usually the best way to buy it).
Numerous studies have shown cacao to have a variety of health benefits that include lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and has been reported to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s high in manganese, fiber, iron, and has more antioxidant strength than blueberries. As a natural mood elevator, it even might make you smile.
Cacao is versatile and can be used in many ways including baking recipes, in hot chocolate, sprinkled on cereals or whole wheat pancakes or my favorite way, added to smoothies.
Next time you crave something sweet don’t reach for a doughnut or candy bar. Instead, add some cacao to your favorite smoothie or use it to bake some healthy cookies. Ecuadorian Cacao Powder has a dark chocolate flavor perfect in baked goods, confections, energy balls, ice cream, oatmeal, yogurt, coffee and more.
Cacao is high in manganese, fiber, iron, and has more antioxidant strength than blueberries. As a natural mood elevator, it even might make you smile.
Gluten, dairy, soy free