with this guilt freeRAW CACAO NIBSsuperfood! All chocolate comesfrom the seeds or beans of the cacao fruit.RAW CACAO NIBS(gently crushed beans) are the ideal way to satisfy your cravings and do your body, mind, and spirit a favor in the process! * In its raw unadulterated state chocolate is actually a valuable potent super-food loaded with nutrients and neuro-peptides very similar to the ones our bodies create when we are in love! Many of these molecules are damaged or destroyed by heat making even the best regular chocolate a poor second when it comes to delivering the full satisfaction potential that chocolate has to offer. (regular chocolate uses roasted beans) RAW CHOCOLATEis fun to share and it definitely has wonderful effects on the body and mind!
For best results consume about an ounce. (approx. 2 tbsp) or more of
RAW CACAO NIBS per day. Eat Straight and enjoy their awesome crunch! You can add agave or yacon root to sweeten or even get creative and make your own raw chocolate bar or fudge. (recopies are available for free with your purchase) Our Cacao nibs are also great blended in smoothies, shakes, coffee, and tea or sprinkled on fruit.
RAW CACAO NIBS make an over the top topping for ice cream and desserts. One favorite way to eat cacao is a handful of mixed
RAW CACAO NIBS and
TIBETAN GOJI BERRIES. Start chewing and add a squirt of flax seed oil! It's a cookies and cream kind of satisfaction that lasts on and on!
Raw Cacao Nibs
Cacao beans (Theobroma Cacao / Raw Chocolate) are the source for all Chocolate and Cocoa products. Theobroma literally means "Food of the Gods". The Cacao plant was known as Goddess of the Seeds and Mexicans named the pounded seeds "Chocolate".RAW CACAO NIBSare increasingly being consumed as the 21st century source for all that chocolate is known for in a pure unadulterated form that satisfies the senses as well as body.
RAW CACAO NIBScontains many rare key nutrients that enhance physical and mental well-being.RAW CACAO NIBSalso contain moreANTIOXIDANTflavanoids than any other food tested including Red Wine, Green Tea and Blueberries. Other essential minerals present in Cacao are Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Sulfur, and Potassium. Cacao also contains many chemicals that enhance physical and mental well-being, including alkaloids, proteins, magnesium, beta-carotene, leucine, linoleic acid, lipase, lysine, and some neurotransmitters such as dopamine and anandamine.
Elements for Life RAW CACAO NIBS are CERTIFIED ORGANICandRAW. Our premium Cacao comes directly from the farmers who cultivate them using sustainable methods that have been used for generations. This Cacao powder is guaranteed to be free of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides. Our antioxidant rich organicRAW CACAO NIBSis processed at low temperatures. This sophisticated process protects the nutrients, vitamins and minerals
RAW versus Roasted
Cacao contains very small amounts of caffeine and theobromine. However, experiments have shown that these stimulants are far different when consumed raw than cooked.
Consider the following:
According to David Wolfe, respected raw food authority, conscious lifestyle activist, and noted author of the book: Sunfood Diet Success System, experiments proving that chocolate has a much more stimulating effect when cooked. One experiment conducted with a decoction of roasted ground cacao beans in boiling water produced an excitement of the nervous system similar to that caused by black coffee, an excited state of circulation, and an accelerated pulse. Interestingly, when the same decoction was made with raw, un-roasted beans neither effect was noticeable, leading the experimenters to conclude that the physiological changes were caused by aromatic substances released during roasting.
Loaded with Super-Nutrients
Cacao contains massive quantities of magnesium which builds strong bones and balances brain chemistry important for a natural optimistic outlook.* Cacao contains more magnesium than any other food known! This is likely the reason that women crave chocolate more during their menstrual cycle.
Of all mineral deficiencies that arise on Standard American Diet (SAD), magnesium is the the most common, with over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in Magnesium!
Chocolate contains natural mild monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors (MAO inhibitors). These rare MAO inhibitors actually produce favorable results when consumed by allowing more serotonin and other neurotransmitters to circulate in the brain. According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MAO inhibitors facilitate youthing and rejuvenation.
Chocolate contains Phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA can increases focus and alertness and helps us feel connected to others.* Our brains naturally produce a small amount of PEA all the time and much greater amounts when we are in love.. This is no doubt why chocolate and love have such a deep correlation. PEA also plays a role in increasing focus and alertness.
Anandamide (The Bliss Chemical)
Cacao also contains a wonderful natural phyto-chemical called anandamide. Ananda is the Sanskrit word for BLISS and its no coincidence that our brains naturally produce anandamide when we are feeling bliss! Cacao also contains enzyme inhibitors that increase the amount of time that anandamide anandamide can stay in circulation in your body. This allows the wonderful effects of chocolate to last a longer time.
The Cacao tree grows in tropical regions around the globe and has been cultivated in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Central America, West Indies, Africa and South East Asia. Cacao has always been highly valued, its seeds sometimes serving as currency as they did during the Aztec period in Mexico.
Refrigeration of these cacao nibs is not required, although recommended. Cacao nibs keep well in cool, dry conditions.