Single origin, certified organic, fairly traded Raw Cacao Powder from Satipo in the Peruvian Amazon. Jam packed with antioxidants, magnesium and bliss nutrients that can help keep you energised, healthy and happy. What is it? Jam packed with antioxidants, magnesium and bliss nutrients that can help keep you energized, healthy and happy. Loving Earth Raw Cacao Powder is made from an heirloom variety of unroasted Criollo Amazonico Cacao, grown in the Amazon rainforest of Satipo, Peru. It contains up to twice the amount of antioxidants of traditional Cocoa Powder made from roasted beans. How to use Mix a tablespoon (or to taste) with your favorite smoothie, milkshake or recipe to give it a rich chocolate twist. Health Benefits Antioxidants Raw Cacao Beans contain 10 grams of flavonol antioxidants per 100 grams, which is an incredible 10%. Research has also demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. Raw cocoa powder has set the world record for antioxidants with nearly 4 times the amount of antioxidants as Goji Berries. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food. ORAC Scores for top 10 Antioxidant foods per 100g 1) Loving Earth Raw Cacao Powder* 98,000 2) Raw Cacao Nibs** 62,100 3) Roasted Cocoa Powder 26,000 4) Loving Earth Raw Dark Chocolate* 27,900 5) Goji Berries** 25,300 6) Acai Berries** 18,500 7) Dark Chocolate 13,120 8) Prunes 5,770 9) Raisins 2,830 10) Blueberries 2,400 Source: US department of Agriculture * Tested by Southern Cross University ** Tested by Brunswick Laboratories, MA, USA Magnesium for the Heart and Brain Raw cacao is the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. Magnesium is the most important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose. So when there is an abundance of magnesium the brain works with clarity and focus. Mood elevators and Anti-depressants Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Both PEA and Anandamide (the bliss chemical) are found in abundance in the brains of happy people and are particularly released when we are feeling happy. Both of these neurotransmitters are present in raw cacao in large enough quanitities to affect the brain and lift our moods. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that keep neurotransmitters in the bloodstream for longer without being broken down. We have all experienced the positive feelings associated with eating chocolate, now we have access to pure raw unadalterated chocolate in the form of Organic Raw Cacao. This is much more potent than the processed chocolate and doesn't have any sugar or dairy products blocking the positive effects of all the goodies in Raw Cacao. My experience is that eating 11 Raw Cacao Beans is enough to experience a blissful sense of well being.