Raw Cacao is the most fun, versatile and loved of all of the superfoods. Raw Cacao is chocolate! It is the raw chocolate bean that all chocolate in the world is made from. Cacao beans are seeds of the Theobroma Cacao tree, a small evergreen tree grown in Mexico and South America. Raw Cacao has been used for thousands of years, first used in Mayan times and where it was regarded as a culinary treasure to be named as the "Food of the Gods" by the Aztecs because of its high nutritional profile and exceptional flavor. Ever since then, Cocoa has been used across the world to make chocolate and now only recently are we able to eat it in its natural form again as Raw Cacao. The no.1 selling Superfood!
Cacao Butter is made by pressing ground, milled cacao nibs to make a cocoa paste. This process separates the thick and creamy butter from the fibrous powder. Low temperature processing ensures that quality standards are met, and no chemicals or solvents are ever used in the process.
Cacao Butter is an excellent source of healthy omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, and also contains natural antioxidants, as well as nutrients that support mood and the immune system.
The traditional way of making chocolate uses the cooked bean and it is then mixed with unhealthy ingredients like white sugar, preservatives, and fat to make chocolate. This processing is what has made chocolate unhealthy and also destroys many of it’s vitamins, minerals and makes what once was healthy into an unhealthy treat. So by switching from chocolate to Raw Cacao, while everyone else is eating normal milk chocolate and getting a sugar crash 30 minutes later, you’ll be giving yourself a dose of the best food in the world and feel like a million bucks! So that’s why the world is going back to using the Raw uncooked Cacao bean, packed with nutrients and good for you! No wonder everyone’s going nuts about Raw Cacao. It’s healthy chocolate!
When it’s raw and uncooked it keeps, not only its flavour, but nutrients and live enzymes and is so easy to use...you can add it to anything!!
Raw Cacao’s has many health benefits. It’s one of the highest sources of magnesium of any food on the planet. Many people in Western countries are chronically deficient in magnesium which plays many important roles in the body including helping relax muscles. It’s absolutely off the charts in terms of antioxidants. In fact, it has the one of the highest concentration of any food known to man. It has 20 times more antioxidants than 70% dark chocolate, and about 15 times more than green tea and red wine. Raw Cacao is virtually the only food in the world that helps our brain produce more “feel-good hormones.” It contains PEA (which increases dopamine production), Tryptophan (increases serotonin production), and Anandamide (known as the “Bliss Chemical” which is usually released when we are in love or after physical exercise). Consuming Raw Cacao makes us feel good! That’s why people love it so much.
So how do we use Raw Cacao Butter? Cacao Butter is essential in chocolate making as it sets in room temperature or in the fridge. Cacao Butter is an exotic and opulent chocolate flavored oil that when mixed with Raw Cacao Powder, a sweetener like agave, and any other ingredients of your choice can be turned into beautiful home made chocolate. See our recipe section for easy home made chocolate. The butter can also be used on the skin as a rich moisturiser or to give a wonderful sensual massage. Melt the Cacao butter in a glass bowl, with a dish of hot water underneath before applying to the skin. So now you can eat chocolate and wear it! Raw Chocolate Heaven.