Cocoa beans are the fermented seeds of the cacao tree, whose Latin name is Theobroma cacao,
which means “Food of the Gods”. It is native to the Amazon region and as the meaning suggests,
it was historically considered a very important crop in Central and South America. In fact, its beans
were so prized that the native tribes used them as a form of currency. The cacao tree stands about
12-25 feet tall and grows naturally in tropical climates.
Cocoa is rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and manganese.
It is also a good source of selenium, potassium, and zinc while providing the body with
carbohydrates, protein, and dietary qualities. In addition to this, the cholesterol content in it is almost
negligible. It contains cocoa butter, which is a mixture of monounsaturated fats like oleic acid and
saturated fats, namely stearic acid and palmitic acid.
Cocoa owns anti-innammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant qualities and has
demonstrated positive effects by imparting numerous health benefts.
Flavonoid-rich cocoa aids in lowering blood pressure and improving the elasticity of blood vessels.
Research studies conducted on this subject have shown positive changes in the systolic and diastolic
blood pressure as a consequence of consuming cocoa-based products instead of black and green
tea. These favorable changes are attributed to the presence of antioxidants in it that stimulates the
production of nitric oxide, which helps to keep blood vessels relaxed. Furthermore, this helps in
maintaining a healthy circulatory system.
Scientists have suggested that flavonol-rich cocoa may aid in maintaining a healthy brain.
These neuroprotective benefts could also have favorable effects on learning and memory functions.
The findings have advocated that the consumption of cocoa-based products enhances the flow of
blood to the brain and they have provided evidence of the therapeutic potential for curing vascular
Ingredients: raw cocoa beans directly sourced from Ecuador
Net weight: 200 gr.