cacao

They are excited to announce that they are attending the Eurobean Chocolate Festival to be held in Germany from August 3rd to 5th 2018. For the very first time since they opened their chocolate retail and chocolate manufacturing doors in April 2017 they will be participating at a chocolate festival.  Their Chocolate maker Luis Armando […]

The team here at the Belize Cacao Consortium (BCC) cordially invites you to join for a fun and educational weekend in Belize. Come and visit their 3 cacao plantations, their cacao processing depot and their artisanal chocolate shop to learn the “BCC Secret Sauce” behind how they practice their own unique “Art of Cacao Science”. If […]

Cacao is full of health benefits and tastes like chocolate, so are there any downsides to this super-food? The benefits of cacao include: Naturopath Aimee Robbins says raw, powdered cacao is full of flavonoids, which act as natural antioxidants. “Antioxidants protect the body from aging and disease caused by free radicals. Raw cacao contains up […]

Cacao contains high levels of flavonoids, making it very nutritious. Learn more about the benefits of the theobroma cacao and how you can add it in delicious smoothies. Cacao has flavonoids As is usually the case, the native people of South and Central America understood many of the benefits of the fresh cacao fruit even before […]

Cocoa, cocoa powder, dark chocolate and cholesterol

Cocoa is one of the nutritional elements which can be richest in polyphenols, mainly the ones from the flavonoid category, especially the flavanols category (catechins, epicatechins as well as their oligomers the procanidines), although flavonols such as quercetin along with its glucosides and antocians can be found. Recently experts have revealed that cocoa flavonoids as […]

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Cacao Beans and its healthy minerals

Dried Cacao Beans Cacao Beans are extraordinarily nutritious! Here are some of the minerals in cacao beans: Magnesium: Cacao beans seem to be the #1 source of magnesium of any food. Magnesium is one of the great alkaline minerals. It helps to support the heart, brain, and digestive system (it fights constipation). Magnesium is also […]

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