Cacao is the raw, unprocessed chocolate superfood on everyone’s lips. Unlike your regular chocolate bar (or easter egg), raw cacao is supercharged with magnesium and flavanoids, which makes it good for you inside and out. And it tastes so good….
Think of cacao as the healthier relative of cocoa: raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans, which preserves the beans nutritional content; cocoa is heavily processed, roasted at high temperatures and has a lot of sugar added to it, which almost zaps away the health benefits.
Cacao beans are rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.
Such high antioxidant levels supports the cardiovascular and nervous system, by preventing free radicals from forming.
Use it for drinks, baking etc… (but don’t heat at a too high temperature, otherwise you will loose the benefits)
Energy value 1505 KJ ie 361 Kcal; total fat 37.1 g; Assimilable carbohydrates 22.5 g; food fiber 32.5 g; 25 g protein; calcium 209 mg; iron 28.4 mg; magnesium 605 mg; potassium 1940 mg.