Botanical Name - Theobroma Cacao
Superfood for ancient warriors
Aztec and Mayan warriors were given Cacao Nibs before a battle or a sacred hand-ball competition. The crushed core of the cacao bean contains a wealth of minerals and antioxidants making it the ultimate nutrition source for stamina and muscle endurance.
Our cacao is grown by traditional methods from two locations: Southeast Mexico, once land of the Aztec and Mayan cultures and from Peru, home of the ancient Inca culture.
Mature cacao pods are removed from the tree by hand, split open and the seeds are scooped out to be fermented for a week. The beans are dried under the sun and broken into small crunchy nibs.
Cacao is rich in essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. This ancient superfood is rich in antioxidants as well; Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food. Enjoy on their own or as a dairy-free alternative to chocolate chips.