Cacao beans are harvested from the tropical cacao fruit. The almond sized seeds have a rich taste that contains variations of creamy berry to coffee flavors. These tasty and valuable cocoa beans are also rich in nutritional value. They are known to be very effective antioxidants and they contain vitamins and minerals that are good for bolstering the immunity and boosting energy levels.
The cacao tree species Theobroma Cacao has its origins in the Amazon region of South America. In the first of the 20th century, this tree species was introduced to India. Hand selection of the beans ensures the richness and premium quality of their flavor. Pest control and natural composting are some of the methods used to cultivate this wonder crop.
The cacao is dense with a variety of crucial nutrients like magnesium, iron and fiber. There are also some potent flavonoids and alkaloids like anandamine, theobromine and phenylethylamine in the cacao beans.
The dark color of the cacao beans is enough evidence of the abundant presence of antioxidants. They also have plenty of magnesium and iron as well as fiber. These benefits including additional nutrients like vitamins and minerals will boost your immunity and keep your energy levels high.
You can find raw cacao ground either as a fine powder or in form of small nibs. The nibs are usually blended then used to make chocolate smoothies or desserts. Raw cacao powder can also be used for drinks, desserts, and smoothies that require a finer texture.