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  • Good Life Organic Cacao Nibs In Dark Chocolate Tin 40g

    N$65.55

    Cacao Nibs In Dark Chocolate Tin

    Cacao nibs are pieces of cacao beans. Good Life Organic fine Peruvian raw cacao beans are fermented and processed below 45º to retain beneficial enzymes and their delicate flavour and slightly floral aroma. Raw cacao contains more than 300 nutritional compounds, including polyphenols such as antioxidant-rich flavonoids. Cacao also contains anandamide, an endorphin the body produces naturally after exercise, known as the “bliss chemical”. No wonder chocolate is so addictive.

    Suggested use:

    Add to smoothies, trail mixes and raw food bars or sprinkle on yoghurt.

    Ingredients:

    Organic Cacao powder (Theobroma cacao)

     

  • Health Connection Wholefoods Organic Cacao Powder 200g

    N$163.20

    Organic Cacao Powder

    Raw cacao beans have undergone minimal processing to produce this light brown powder, which has a rich, bitter flavour.

     

    Suggested use: Delicious when used to make hot chocolate, sprinkled into porridge or added to plain yoghurt or smoothies. Can also be used in cooking or baking.

    Ideal for adding to smoothies together with fresh fruit, honey or agave syrup.

     

    Further information:

    Nutritional facts:

    Single serving size =
        12 g (1 heaped tablespoon)

    Per 100g
    Per single serving
    % NRV* per serving

    Energy (kJ)
    958
    115

    Protein (g)
    19.6
    2.4

    Glycaemic Carbohydrate (g)
    21
    3

    of which total sugar (g)
    1.8
    0.2

    Total fat (g)
    13.7
    1.6

    of which Saturated fat (g)
    8.1
    1.0

    Dietary fibre (g)
    37.0
    4.4

    Total Sodium (mg)
    21
    3

    Iron (mg)
    15.9
    1.9
    11

    Magnesium (mg)
    510.0
    61.2
    15

    * Nutrient Reference Values for individuals 4 years and older

  • Soaring Free Cacao Powder 500g

    N$329.50

    Organic Cacao Powder – Raw chocolate powder

    Good news for chocolate-lovers… chocolate in its raw state is extremely healthy for you and is in fact the highest antioxidant superfood known to man. Raw, unheated, sugar-free and dairy-free cacao will help you turn cravings for ordinary chocolate into super-nutrition.

    • Magnesium rich
    • Antioxidant rich
    • Natural anti-depressant
    • Weight management

     

    Further information:

    Magnesium:

    • Magnesium is the primarily mineral missing when heart problems occur.
    • Magnesium increases the overall vigor of the heart muscle.
    • This mineral also decreases blood coagulation thus lowering blood pressure and helping the heart pump more effectively.
    • Cacao, of course, is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium.

    Antioxidants:

    • According to research cited in The New York Times, fresh cacao beans are super-rich in antioxidant flavonols.
    • Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants.
    • This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level!
    • This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food.

    Anti-Depressant Properties:

    • Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine, three well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being.
    • Cacao contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down.
    • Cacao contains anandamide which delivers blissful feelings.
    • Cacao also contains B vitamins, which are associated with brain health.
    • Cacao contains significant quantities of the amino acid tryptophan which is yet another powerful mood-enhancing nutrient.
    • All this makes cacao a natural Anti-Depressant!

    Weight Management:

    • Anyone who eats chocolate knows that it diminishes appetite.
    • There is evidence indicating MAOIs also diminish appetite.
    • There is actually no scientific evidence to implicate chocolate consumption with obesity.
    • In fact the reverse seems to be the case.
    • Eating cacao helps one to loose weight by allowing you to eat less.