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Spilling the Raw Cacao Beans

Small Beans, Big Benefits

Are superfoods just hyped-up versions of regular food? We’re here to spill the (raw cacao) beans.

Meet the Amazonian Superfood

Cacao beans come from the Theobroma cacao tree which literally translates to “food of the gods”. The ancient Mayans so highly valued cacao they considered it sacred and used its beans as currency.

But what is raw cacao? While cocoa powder is made from beans that have been roasted and processed at high temperatures, raw cacao powder comes from unroasted cacao beans that have been processed at low temperatures to retain the maximum amount of the bean’s original nutritional value.

Small Beans, Big Benefits

Raw cacao is an antioxidant powerhouse with over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and 20 times the antioxidant of green tea. These antioxidants neutralize cell-damaging free radicals that over time may contribute to chronic health problems and diseases.

Raw cacao also boasts of being the highest plant-based source of iron with 7.3 mg per 100g compared to spinach’s 3.6mg. It is rich with magnesium that regulates your blood pressure, keeps your heart healthy and enables your brains to function with clarity and focus.

As if all this is not impressive enough, raw cacao has more calcium than cow’s milk, and is scientifically proven to be a great source of chemicals including serotonin, a key hormone that stabilizes mood and is associated with feelings of wellbeing and happiness.

Ready to incorporate this disease-fighting, brain-boosting and nutrient-dense superfood into your diet? Our gN-1 nut milk is a winning combination of raw cacao and activated almonds that together with vanilla extract, yacon syrup, and cinnamon powder makes a creamy, yet light chocolate almond milk—dairy-free and delicious!

Learn more about our Raw Cacao Nut Milk