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Superfoods from Peru Cacao Powder 400g

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Superfoods from Peru Organic Cacao Powder 400g

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The cacao bean is the fruit of the cacao plant which grows in the Amazon regions of Peru and surrounding South American countries. In ancient civilizations of this region the cacao bean was referred to as “food of the Gods” and was traded as a currency.

Raw cacao powder is a treasure cove of antioxidants and mood enhancing phytochemicals.

Cacao powder is made by cold pressing cacao butter from the cacao beans , which cuts down on the fat calories but still produces the vitamins ,mineral , antioxidants and phytochemicals producing a nutritious powder .

- Packed with high levels of antioxidants which reduces the risk of cancer and acts as an anti ageing source.
- Cacao powder reduces the risk of heart diseases and strokes.
- Helps to reduce blood pressure.
- Cacao powder is a mood boosting energy alternative to other caffeine drinks like coffee.

The Latin name for cacao "Theobroma" literally translated means “food of the Gods“. This valuable crop played an important role in many Latin American cultures. Cacao was used as a currency in ancient civilizations of this region. The cacao plant grows in the lush Amazon regions of Peru and surrounding countries. Cacao beans from which chocolate is derived are a firm favourite of people around the world. Chocolate was first introduced to the Western world by Spain after their conquest of Latin America.

Cacao bean cold pressed into a natural powder.

Cacao powder contains high levels of flavonoids, which are a type of phenolic acid and rich in antioxidants.  Cacao also contains essential minerals, including calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc.

Add a tablespoon of cacao powder to yoghurt, smoothies or cereals.
Cacao powder can be added to health bars, puddings, health biscuits.
Sprinkle over frozen banana and add chia seeds for a delicious nutritious snack.
Cacao powder can be used to make hot chocolate using coconut milk.

1. http://worldcocoafoundation.org/about-cocoa/history-of-cocoa/
2. http://www.mincetur.gob.pe/pecex/lecturas_complementarias/otras_lecturas/Cacao_en_Peru.pdf
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_solids
4. http://www.livestrong.com/article/331715-cocoa-powder-health-benefits/
5. http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-ways-to-add-raw-cocoa-powder-to-your-diet