Cacao beans are the seeds from an Amazonian fruiting tree and is the source of all chocolate and cocoa products. Raw cacao is a natural superfood which is high in nutrients such as iron, magnesium and zinc. It is also a rich source of antioxidants for our heart and contains neurotransmitters which contribute to wellbeing and happiness.
To reap the health benefits source raw cacao products:
- Raw cacao and lightly roasted cacao is jammed packed with various nutrients and antioxidants for overall health
- Make your own hot cacao drink and treats or simply add to everyday foods
Artisan chocolate makers and raw cacao sellers often deal directly with cocoa farmer cooperatives, giving them a say in how the beans are treated from the moment they’re harvested and ensuring the best possible price for cocoa farmers in some of the world’s poorest regions. It is estimated that over 70% of the world’s cocoa is grown by indigenous communities in very poor working conditions for minimum wage. By purchasing a fair-trade product you are making a difference to the lives of cocoa farmers and their workers.