Organic Cacao Powder – Loving Earth
kimmithgone brings you Organic Raw Cacao powder. This raw, unroasted, dried and powdered cacao bean is packed full of antioxidants – twice that of cocoa powder! It also has a whopping range of other good things: magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and iron.
Adding 1 Tbsp of Organic Raw Cacao powder to your morning smoothie gives it a rich chocolate velvety twist, that will have you re-considering if your ‘green smoothie’ can really be good for you, if it tastes this good…
So why is cacao so good for me?
Raw Cacao Beans contain 10 grams of flavonol antioxidants per 100 grams, which is an incredible 10%. Research has also demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. In the table you can see that raw cacao powder has set the world record for antioxidants with nearly 4 times the amount of antioxidants as Goji Berries. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.
|ORAC Scores for top 10 Antioxidant foods per 100g|
|1)||Loving Earth Raw Cacao Powder*||98,000|
|2)||Raw Cacao Nibs**||62,100|
|3)||Roasted Cocoa Powder||26,000|
|4)||Loving Earth Raw Dark Chocolate*||27,900|
|Source: US department of Agriculture|
|* Tested by Southern Cross University|
|** Tested by Brunswick Laboratories, MA, USA|
Magnesium for the Heart and Brain
Raw cacao is a primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. Magnesium is the most important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose. So when there is an abundance of magnesium the brain works with clarity and focus.
Mood elevators and Anti-depressants
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of happiness, well-being and help alleviate depression.
We have all experienced the positive feelings associated with eating chocolate, now we have access to pure raw unadalterated chocolate in the form of Organic Raw Cacao. This is much more potent than the processed chocolate and doesn’t have any sugar or dairy products blocking the positive effects of all the goodies in Raw Cacao.