Cacao Paste/Liquor, 1 lb (Organic, Raw, Vegan)
This raw and organic cacao paste is prepared by grinding cacao nibs
below 120° to yield a rich paste. This form of cacao can be easily
blended into chocolate candies, smoothies and desserts while still
giving you all the healthy benefits of the powerful superfood known as
the Food of the Gods.
Just like the rest of our cacao products, our Cacao Paste is packed
with antioxidants, including polyphenols, catechins and epicatechins
that help to fight off free radicals, giving you a healthy, complete
superfood. In addition, flavonols help the body produce Nitric Oxide, a
compound essential for proper heart function.
Raw Cacao is one of nature's most fantastic superfoods due to its
high mineral content and wealth of antioxidants. Since many of the
special properties of cacao are destroyed or lost by cooking, refining,
and processing, planet Earth's favorite food is still unknown to most of
us. Now we get to reconnect with the power of real, raw chocolate! Raw
Cacao offers fantastic hope for chocoholics everywhere. You can turn
cravings for cooked, processed, chocolate into the super-nutrition of
the highest order.
Raw Cacao Paste is packed with antioxidants, including
polyphenols, catechins and epicatechins that help to fight off free
radicals, giving you a healthy, complete superfood known as the Food of
the Gods. In addition, flavonols help the body produce Nitric Oxide, a
compound essential for proper heart function. Clean and microbe-free,
cacao nibs offer a powerful boost of phenylethylamine (PEA) and
anandamide, which both enhance positive feelings. Raw cacao is also a
natural source of trace minerals, such as manganese, zinc and copper,
which help to maintain healthy blood while theobromine, iron, chromium,
magnesium and omega-6 fatty acids play an important role in heart
health, brain function, growth and development.
Magnesium: Cacao appears to be the #1 source of
magnesium of any food. Magnesium is one of the great alkaline minerals.
It works to support the heart, boost our mental focus, and relieve
constipation. Magnesium, along with other components of cacao, has been
linked with a lessening of PMS symptoms. This is likely the primary
reason women crave chocolate during their monthly cycle. Magnesium
balances brain chemistry, builds strong bones, and has been tied to
increased happiness and improved mood. Magnesium is the most deficient
major mineral on the Standard American Diet (SAD); over 80% of Americans
are chronically deficient in Magnesium! Raw cacao has enough magnesium
to help reverse deficiencies of this mineral.
Cacao contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in
the world. This point is so astounding that it bears repeating: No food
exhibits greater antioxidant capacity than cacao! These antioxidants
include polyphenols, catechins, and epicatechins. By weight, Cacao has
more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, acai, pomegranates, and
goji berries COMBINED.
Raw Cacao contains approximately 314% of the U.S. RDA of iron per 1
ounce (28 gram) serving. Iron plays an essential role in the body,
working to carry oxygen from the lungs to every part of the body.
Consuming cacao is one of the best ways to keep our blood healthy.
Zinc: Many of the enzymes in the human body would
not exist without the presence of zinc. This mineral is a vital
component in over 200 enzymes throughout the body, and it is a cofactor
of hundreds more. Raw Cacao contains zinc, which plays a critical role
in the health of the immune system, liver, pancreas, and skin.
Additionally, zinc is essential for sexual development, fertility, and
Manganese: This mineral plays a crucial role in the
formation of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. Manganese helps
assist iron in the oxygenation of the blood and formation of hemoglobin,
and helps to promote healthy joints. Recommended Usage
Traditionally known as a powerful antimicrobial, copper also works to
cleanse the lymphatic system and stimulate peristalsis. In the human
body, copper helps to build healthy blood, making it a natural partner
to iron and manganese.
Phenethylamine (PEA): Raw Cacao contains high levels of Phenylethylamine (PEA). Often known as The Love Chemical,
PEA is the chemical produced in our bodies when we fall in love. This
is likely one of the main reasons why love and chocolate have such a
deep connection. PEA also plays a role in increasing focus and
An essential amino acid which is transformed into important
stress-protective neurotransmitters including serotonin and melatonin.
Tryptophan is heat sensitive and therefore it is cooked out in many high
protein foods and in conventional processed chocolate products.
The primary neurotransmitter in the human body, Serotonin is similar in
its chemistry to tryptophan and melatonin. Serotonin helps us build up
our stress defense shield which supports our immune system in times of
Omega 6 Fatty Acids:
Raw cacao contains essential omega 6 fatty acids, which form an
integral part of our cell walls and allow for more efficient
communication between cells.
The human body naturally produces endorphins after exercise,
neurotransmitters which flood our brains with positive feelings. One of
these neurotransmitters is Anandamide, also known as The Bliss Chemical.
While humans have to work hard to produce enough Anandamide to reach
higher levels of ecstasty, only one plant produces this chemical as part
of its normal metabolism: Cacao! Not only does Cacao contain Anandamide
in high concentrations, it also contains enzyme inhibitors that
decrease our bodies' ability to breakdown The Bliss Chemical. When we
eat raw cacao, the Anandamide produced by our brains along with the
Anadamide found in cacao may continue to circulate in the body for
extended periods of time, helping us feel great all day long.
Cacao contains about 1% theobromine. Most commonly found in cacao, this
chemical element is an effective anti-bacterial substance which works
to kill Streptococci mutans (the primary organism responsible
for cavities). Theobromine is a chemical relative of caffeine but it
does not act as a nervous system stimulant. Theobromine dilates the
cardiovascular system making the hearts job easier. The combination of
Theobromine and Magnesium make Cacao an important part of a
Cacao Paste can easily be blended into smoothies, sprinkled over raw
ice cream or combined with your favorite raw food desserts. Enjoy this
cacao paste as is or discover your own mouthwatering combinations.
An easy way to use cacao paste is to melt it at a low temperature and use the tantalizing liquid paste in your creations.
We often use cacao paste to make our own raw chocolates.
It's easier than you can imagine! Melt equal amounts of cacao paste and
cacao butter, add a raw sweetener, vanilla powder, and a dash of
himalayan pink salt. Put in a mold (or ice cube tray) and set in freezer to
set. Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.