100% pure Peruvian cacao. Rich, decadent and raw with a deep chocolatey aroma that will weaken your knees,
Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes and removes the fat (cacao butter).
Cocoa looks the same but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. Sadly, roasting changes the molecular structure of the cocoa bean, reducing the enzyme content and lowering the overall nutritional value. Often many additives are also added to store bought cocoa like dairy, sugar, thickeners, preservatives etc. Our raw cacao is pure!
What are the health benefits of raw cacao?
Lowers insulin resistance.
Protects your nervous system: Cacao is high in resveratrol, a potent antioxidant also found in red wine, known for its ability to cross your blood-brain barrier to help protect your nervous system. Shields nerve cells from damage.
Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and lowers blood pressure.
Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease: The antioxidants found in cacao help to maintain healthy levels of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the body. Although NO has heart benefiting qualities, such as relaxing blood vessels and reducing blood pressure, it also produces toxins. The antioxidants in cacao neutralises these toxins, protecting your heart and preventing against disease.
Guards against toxins: As a potent antioxidant, cacao can repair the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. In fact cacao contains far more antioxidants per 100g than acai, goji berries and blueberries. Antioxidants are responsible for 10% of the weight of raw cacao.
Boosts your mood: Cacao can increase levels of certain neurotransmitters that promote a sense of well-being. And the same brain chemical that is released when we experience deep feelings of love – phenylethylamine – is found in chocolate.
It is rich in minerals: Magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper and manganese.
DR Nat's raw easy raw chocolate recipe:
1 cup virgin coconut oil
1 cup raw cacao
1/2 cup coconut nectar
Gentry melt coconut oil in a bowl sitting in another bowl of hot, boiled water. Stir gently to meat and then add cacao and nectar. Stir until combined and fill your favourite chocolate moulds.
Freeze 10-15 mins until set.
Store in fridge until ready to devour...enjoy!