cacao

Where do I get raw cacao from

Most health food stores have raw organic cacao powder nowadays. If your store doesn’t carry it, you can order it online here.


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Is cacao healthy or not?

Health benefits of cacao powder

Cocoa contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc and iron. Since I only consume cocoa in small amounts, I do not rely on cocoa as a source of these minerals in my diet and eat it solely for the sake of taste.

Realth risks

Pesticides in cacao

The cocao is grown in tropical countries, where the regulations for pesticide use are very loose and pesticides are used, which are long banned here.Therefore, I only by certified organic cacao powder to avoid this health hazard and not to poison the environment and the growers unnecessarily.

Disadvantages of cocoa due to the caffeine content

Cacao contains caffeine as well as theobromine and can be irritating, especially if consumed in a large amount or if you consume it rarely. I try to eat cocoa only in the mornings to avoid insomnia.

Phytic acid in cacao

Cacao contains the phytic acid. Phytic acid can hamper the absorption of calcium, magnesium and zinc. I buy organic and fermented cocoa products, the phytic acid content is expected to be lower in these. Whether the cocoa is fermented or not can be found on the label or the product website.

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Cacao varieties
Forastero
Criollo
Trinitario

More Raw Cocoa Products
Whole fresh cacao pods
cocoa nibs
Dried cacao beans with white pulp
Whole dried fermented cacao beans
Cacao butter
Cacao paste


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