Experience Our Finest Cacao:
Our premium cacao is sourced from two renowned cocoa-growing regions in Mexico that have been cultivating cacao for centuries. Enjoy the robust luxurious flavor and also remarkable health benefits.
Celebrated for its complex flavor profile, our cacao boasts notes of fruity undertones, delicate bitterness, and hints of nuttiness.
Our Cacao Powder is the REAL DEAL. You will love it!
Resealable Pouch: 4 oz of Cacao Powder
WHAT REALLY IS CACAO?
The journey of our cacao begins with the magnificent Theobroma cacao tree, a small evergreen tree native to tropical regions. Standing tall with its glossy, dark-green leaves, this tree bears large, football-shaped pods that hold the cacao beans. The pods, range in color from vibrant yellow to deep red. Cacao cultivation requires a delicate balance of climate and conditions. In select cocoa-growing regions, farmers carefully tend to the cacao trees, providing them with shade, proper irrigation, and nutrient-rich soil. The trees thrive in the tropical climates like our zones in Southern Mexico where they receive the ideal balance of rainfall, humidity, and temperature.
To develop the unique flavors of cacao, the beans undergo a fermentation process. Placed in shallow containers or wooden boxes, the beans are left to ferment for several days. During this time, naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria break down the pulp, releasing enzymes that transform the beans' flavors, developing the intricate taste profiles that make cacao so exceptional.
Following fermentation, the beans are spread out to dry under the tropical sun on mats or drying racks, allowing gentle air circulation to dry them slowly. This critical step requires patience and expertise to achieve the optimal moisture content in the beans, ensuring their quality and flavor.
Once dried, the cacao beans are carefully inspected and sorted, removing any imperfect ones. The selected beans are then ready to be transformed into delicious creations through processes like roasting, grinding, and conching.
AMAZING Health Benefits:
Beyond its remarkable taste, cacao is renowned for its exceptional health benefits:
Cacao is packed with natural antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols, which help combat oxidative stress and neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
Cacao contains various mood-enhancing compounds, including phenylethylamine (PEA), which may help stimulate the release of endorphins and promote feelings of happiness and well-being.
The flavonols present in cacao have been associated with improved cognitive function, including enhanced memory, focus, and attention.
Cacao is a rich source of essential minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc, which play vital roles in maintaining proper bodily functions.
Energy and Vitality:
Cacao contains natural stimulants, including theobromine and caffeine, which can provide a gentle energy boost and increase alertness.
The antioxidants in cacao may help protect the skin against oxidative damage caused by environmental factors and contribute to a more youthful and radiant complexion.
Cacao contains compounds that promote relaxation and reduce stress levels by triggering the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.
The presence of certain compounds in cacao, such as flavanols, has been suggested to enhance nutrient absorption, ensuring that your body can make the most of the nutrients from other foods.
Cacao contains dietary fiber, which can support digestive health.