Cacao Nibs (Organic)
Raw cacao has a rich history among ancient Central American cultures. The Mayans and Aztecs associated it with nobility and abundance; it was known as ‘the food of the gods’ or ‘black gold’ and traded as currency in Mexico as late as 1887. All chocolate comes from cacao beans, which are the nut of the cacao fruit. Cacao nibs are the cracked cacao bean. Raw chocolate is one of the highest antioxidant foods known and is a rich source of magnesium and mood-enhancing brain chemicals including PEA, anandamide, serotonin, and dopamine.
Cacao nibs are small pieces of crushed cacao beans that have been roasted and separated from their outer shell. They are commonly used as a healthy and natural ingredient in cooking, baking, and as a topping for smoothie bowls, yogurt, or oatmeal.
Cacao nibs are a good source of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and various vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and zinc. Some potential health benefits of consuming cacao nibs may include:
High in antioxidants: Cacao nibs contain a high amount of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against damage from free radicals.
May improve heart health: The flavanols in cacao nibs may help improve heart health by increasing blood flow, reducing blood pressure, and improving cholesterol levels.
May boost mood and brain function: Cacao nibs contain several compounds that may improve mood and brain function, such as phenylethylamine and theobromine.
May promote weight loss: Cacao nibs are low in sugar and high in fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied, potentially leading to weight loss.
May reduce inflammation: Cacao nibs contain anti-inflammatory compounds, such as flavanols and polyphenols, which may help reduce inflammation in the body.
It's important to note that cacao nibs are high in calories and should be consumed in moderation as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Additionally, some people may be allergic to cacao or experience gastrointestinal discomfort from consuming cacao nibs, so it's important to listen to your body and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.
Raw cacao nibs have a strong, bitter chocolate flavor. Sprinkle them over your morning breakfast or use them as chocolate chips in your smoothies. Create a delicious snack of raw cacao nibs combined with a few goji berries or other dried fruits of your choice. For an instant decadent dessert upgrade, drizzle with a teaspoon of your favorite nut butter. Recommended 5–20g per day
100% Crushed Cacao Beans
Grown in the Peruvian Amazon