OUR RAW HEIRLOOM CACAO
Not all raw cacao is mycotoxin-free and hand-picked when fully ripe.
There are some foods that are so naturally dense in nutrition, that they are healthier than many people’s conventional vitamin supplements! And the good news…raw cacao (aka healthy chocolate) is one such food! With over 300 nutritional compounds naturally present, you no longer have to force yourself to eat super healthy!
Our single source raw heirloom cacao is of finest cacao bean varieties in the world. This world-class ancient heirloom bean variety is known as the Criollo Arriba Nacional cacao bean, and is sourced from the mountains of Ecuador.
What Makes Our Raw Cacao Particularly Superior?
Grown in nutrient dense volcanic soil
Cacao plant is watered naturally by rain and natural springs
Bean is HAND-PICKED when FULLY ripe (providing an amazing, less-bitter taste and superior nutrient density)
Sun-dried and properly fermented (mycotoxin free)
100% Criollo Arriba Nacional Bean Variety from Ecuador (single source)
No Fillers, artificial flavorings, or sweeteners
Naturally nutrient dense
Our cacao powder is tested for heavy metals and other contaminants that can be detrimental to your health. Because our cacao grows far away from any mining area, and is never watered with irrigated water sources that can be contaminated with chemicals, heavy metals and other contaminants, our cacao is one of the purest sources you will find on earth.
Why It’s CRITICAL To ONLY Eat Cacao That’s Been Properly Fermented
The fermentation and sun drying process of our cacao is critical for the delivery of an extremely pure and healthy final product, and is a process most companies do not do. We ferment our cacao beans for 2-3 days and then let them sun-dry in an extremely clean, non-contaminated environment to make sure no fungal or mold overgrowth happens.
When the fermentation and sun-drying processes are not done correctly, you will get an inferior cacao product that can potentially damage your long-term health due to the presence of fungus and mold (mycotoxins) in the cacao. These mycotoxins are tasteless and odorless but can wreak havoc internally, specifically to the health of the gut.
Cacao can be an extremely healthy superfood to incorporate into your lifestyle, if it is produced correctly.
Benefits of Raw Heirloom Cacao
It’s no surprise that cacao has been coined the “Food of The Gods.” Not only does chocolate have an amazing taste, the health benefits are even more impressive, making the experience of getting highly nourished a delightful, even addicting, one!
In it’s raw and unprocessed state, raw cacao provides you with an extremely high concentration of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In fact, it’s particularly rich in the “Master Mineral,” magnesium, which plays a part in over 300 processes in the human body! These antioxidants alone provide a powerful punch to boosting health by combating the number one cause of EVERY single illness and disease you can experience…and that is inflammation.
Because pure, raw cacao powder is so dense in these nutrients, it can directly and indirectly improve or prevent a wide range of physical and mental problems. In fact, cacao has some spectacular brain benefits, helping to produce natural brain chemicals (called neurotransmitters) such as serotonin, tryptophan, and PEA. Deficiencies and imbalances in these neurotransmitters can lead to a number of cognitive issues including anxiety, ADHD, depression, sleep issues, and more.
The nutritional profile of properly sourced raw cacao powder is exceptional, and is our “multi vitamin” of choice here at Super Vital Foods.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.