Cacao is an evergreen plant that is very abundant in tropical regions of Central and South America. The seeds, called either Cacao beans or Cocoa beans are used to make cocoa mass, cacao or cocoa powder, confectionery products, and chocolate. All the variations of chocolate we eat are derived from these beans.
Both cacao and cocoa powder are excellent sources of fiber, they contain some protein while having relatively low-fat content. Though cocoa provides some health benefits, raw cacao powder far outweighs the nutritional properties of cocoa.
Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate. Therefore, those that we consume from the supermarket are already processed and unfortunately, high temperature processing and refining likely destroys the cacao beans’ micronutrients along with its other benefits.
HEALTH BENIFITS OF RAW CACAO
HISTORY AND USES OF YERBA MATÉ
In the earlier times, it has been recorded that Cacao was traded just like currency among ancient civilizations, particularly South Americans. This is because Cacao and its beans were prized for medicinal and aphrodisiacal properties.
The earliest known evidence of the use of Cacao processed for ingestion was in 1,400 B.C.E. It was in Honduras that the discoveries were made where residues were found in excavated potteries, possibly to ferment Cacao pulps to make adult beverages.
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