OUR RAW HEIRLOOM CACAO
Mycotoxin-free | Jungle Grown | Heirloom
Our single source raw heirloom cacao is the most unique and finest cacao bean variety in the world. With its wide array of unique properties and mineral content its one of the perfect superfoods that help support optimal health. This world-class ancient heirloom bean variety is known as the Criollo Arriba Nacional cacao bean, and is sourced from the mountains of Ecuador.
Most companies that sell cacao offer either the Forastero or Trinitario species which do not offer the same unique properties as the heirloom Criollo type. These two species are in wide cultivation around the world today and widely sold. The heirloom Criollo species is the most rare variety and not very commonly sold since its highly priced and more difficult to get. Not to mention it also has amazing nutritional properties that other raw cacao’s may not have.
What Makes Our Raw Cacao 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
We test for heavy metals and other contaminants
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.
We Ferment the right way!
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.
The health Benefits
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.