Organic Cacao Powder from Indigo Herbs is 100% pure Cacao powder derived from exceptionally high quality organic cacao beans. It is a perfect ingredient for natural chocolate making, indulgent chocolate desserts, hot chocolate and makes a fabulous addition to smoothies. This vegan and vegetarian Cacao Powder is mineral rich and contains many beneficial phytonutrients.
At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.
Also known as: Kakaw, Cocoa
Great news for chocolate lovers, our Organic Cacao Powder is exceptionally high in many essential minerals, especially magnesium! This is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and few people appreciate the importance of this miraculous mineral – it is involved in over 350 enzymatic processes in the body and is required to maintain cell life. Raw cacao contains high amounts of iron, in fact it is one of the highest plant based sources of iron on the planet – iron is crucial in formation of haemoglobin, healthy immune function, energy production and much more.
Rich in phosphorus, this mineral works in conjunction with magnesium and calcium to support a strong skeletal structure, raw cacao is also high in potassium which helps to maintain normal blood pressure and promotes a healthy nervous system.
Completing the impressive cocktail of micronutrients in this powder are the highly antioxidant minerals; copper, zinc, manganese and selenium - they work together to scavenge free radicals and protect your cells from oxidative stress – left unchecked, free radicals can cause havoc in your body! This is just one of the many health benefits these minerals provide.
Cacao has an impressive range of phytochemicals – these are chemicals produced by plants to protect themselves – whilst non-essential to sustaining human life, recent research indicates that they can be beneficial to human health. For example, the phytochemical theobromine in raw cacao has been found to influence our moods and alertness in a positive way making this responsible for the “feel good” factor we get from eating chocolate. A recently discovered “messenger molecule” called anandamide is also present in cacao – the name comes from the Sanskrit word for bliss! Flavonoids are another group of phytochemicals found in cacao – these have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties which work in concert with the high amounts of antioxidant minerals in this powder.
Finally, with a whopping 27.8g per 100g of protein in our Organic Cacao Powder – avail yourself of guilt free indulgence and include raw chocolate in your diet - in its natural state it truly is a superfood!
INGREDIENTS: 100% Organic Cacao Powder
Directions: Use as required.