Cacao

Cocoa contains a range of valuable nutrients such as iron, potassium, magnesium and caffeine and a variety of powerful antioxida... Cocoa contains a range of valuable nutrients such as iron, potassium, magnesium and caffeine and a variety of powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants are loved for their therapeutic potential on the heart and blood vessels.

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Cacao powder

Our organic cacao powder is a chocolatey, nutrient-dense powder with a slightly bitter undertone, sourced sustainably from the cocoa tree in warm climates of Ghana.

 

It is contains a range of beneficial molecules such as iron, potassium, magnesium and caffeine and a variety of powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants are touted for their therapeutic potential with vascular function and blood flow.

  • Flavonoids
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Caffeine
  • Epicatechin
  • Procyanidins

Key health aspects of cacao

Our cacao is 100% organic without any added ingredients. The cacao bean is delicately cold-pressed and ground into a very fine powder to protect its potent nutrient profile which includes:

 

Flavonoids

Flavonoids are a group of plant chemicals that provide several health benefits. They are not vitamins or minerals, think of them as additional components only in plant foods that may benefit overall health.

 

Interestingly, when they were first discovered they were called “vitamin P” in the first half of the 1900s, as they reduced the Permeability of blood vessels and therefore resulted in less risk of bleeding, so overall better functioning veins and arteries.


 

Flavanols

Flavanols are a subset of flavonoids that are highly concentrated in cacao powder, these amazing plant compounds are also found in teas, beans, fruits, berries, and red wine. They have antioxidant and vasodilating (increased blood flow) properties, both of which may contribute to heart health which has been observed in previous studies.

 

Epicatechin

The main flavanol found in cacao powder - epicatechin is also found in high concentrations in our cacao powder, relative to other plant foods. Epicatechin may increase the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that allows blood vessels to dilate (widen) and therefore increases blood flow and may reduce blood pressure.

 

Magnesium

Cacao powder is a good source of magnesium, which plays an essential role in a wide array of biological functions necessary for good health. Magnesium deficiency is the second most common nutrient deficiency following vitamin D in developed countries.

 

Iron

An essential mineral, which regulates oxygen transport around the body. A lack of Iron can lead to fatigue, impaired cognitive function, depressive-like symptoms and other unwanted symptoms.

 

Potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral found predominately in fruits, vegetables, and beans. Many people do not meet the daily requirement of potassium, and by increasing their intake they could experience many benefits i.e. blood pressure reduction.

 

Each small teaspoon contributes to your recommended daily intake for magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and more. These are all essential minerals which play major roles in the body all the way from muscle contraction to carrying oxygen in the body and promoting immune function.