Raw Organic Cacao Paste, 16 oz, Compostable Resealable Bag, Non-GMO
Vivapura Raw Organic Cacao Paste


 
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Our fine Arriba Nacional (Aroma Defina) variety Cacao Paste is stone-ground from whole cacao beans to impart a smooth, creamy texture and rich buttery taste.

NOTE: Please be aware when shipping in the Summer months that cacao paste will melt at high temperatures and may melt during shipping.

Retail Price $21.99

Quantity in Stock:46

Product Code: VU-007


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Our fine Cacao Paste is stone-ground from Ecuadorian 'Criollo' cacao beans, imparting a smooth, creamy texture and rich buttery taste. Our Cacao is truly raw and grown on native soils where no chemicals,fertilizers, or herbicides have ever been used. The cacao has been dried at under 118 degrees and stone-ground (under 118 degrees) to ensure the preservation of all the vital nutrients. Enjoy the best organic, raw chocolate on Earth! This whole food Cacao Paste is ideal for making raw chocolates as the oil and fiber have not been separated. Your raw chocolates will be truly raw and whole-food based.

About Cacao:

Super High in Antioxidants: Cacao has higher Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) values than many common foods (ORAC values measure how powerful an antioxidant a substance is). An antioxidant is a substance that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents from a living organism.

Rich in Essential Minerals & Vitamins: magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese, A, B1, B2, B3, E and pantothenic acid.

A Cholesterol-Friendly Food: Cacao is primarily comprised of two saturated fatty acids, palmitic and stearic acids, and the mono unsaturated oleic acid but does not raise blood cholesterol.

Stimulating, Energizing & Clarifying: The stimulants theobromine, caffeine, tyramine and phenylethylamine (PEA) provide a much-needed lift if you are experiencing brain fog. Theobromine is a very mild stimulant that is primarily responsible for the balanced energizing effect of cacao. Cacao also contains a very low amount of caffeine, much less than found in coffee and tea. Cacao can also have the opposite effect for those who need it. It contains the amino acid Tryptophan that enhances relaxation and promotes better sleep.

A Natural Mood Enhancer: Cacao can increase the level of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin levels are often decreased in people with depression and in those experiencing PMS symptoms. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, lessens anxiety by producing the neurotransmitter serotonin. Phenylethylamine, also in Cacao, is a slight antidepressant and stimulant similar to the body's own dopamine and adrenaline. Cacao also contains Arginine, the aphrodisiac-like amino acid. Researchers have discovered that phenylethylamine (PEA) contained in Cacao has a positive effect in enhancing feelings of falling in LOVE!

Pain Suppressant: Cacao is a natural analgesic. It also releases endorphins, the body's natural opiates that reduce sensitivity to pain.

May reduce high blood pressure and increase blood flow:* Cacao helps the body process nitric oxide (NO), a compound critical for healthy blood flow and blood pressure. It reduces the blood's ability to clot and thus may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks and keep high blood pressure down. Also rich in magnesium, the number one mineral that assists and supports healthy heart functioning.

  • Super high in antioxidants
  • Rich in minerals and vitamins
  • Improves blood flow
  • Cholesterol-friendly
  • Enhances mood
  • Increases energy and focus
  • Suppresses pain
    Packaging: 16 oz Resealable Compostable BPA Free Biotrē® Film Bag

    *Statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Read our legal information here.
  • In this video, Susan tells you how to make professional raw chocolate bars from Vivapura's Ecuadorian raw cacao paste!
    Suggested Uses
    • Chop into small pieces and sprinkle on desserts
    • For the true cacao lover: eat straight from the bag
    • Mix with any of our Superfruits for a decadent treat
    Raw Chocolate Recipe:
    Melt paste in dehydrator or double boiler. Add a bit of Cocopura Coconut Oil or Vivapura Cacao Butter and stir. Add a sweetener of choice, pour into molds or onto a tray and refrigerate. Optional: add one of Vivapura's Trail Mixes or Bee Pollen for crunch.

    Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 19 Write a review »

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    Never Got it February 8, 2016
    Reviewer: James Keipp from Niagara, NY United States  
    Very dissapointe... VERY.  Paste was in my cart, ordered and paid for. It never came. When I called wondering were it was you said it was an inventory problem along with a big "SORRY". If I wanted it I would have to reorder AND pay the shipping.
     The main reason I made this order for  this paste. Had I known it was out of stock I would not have ordered anything. Very poor customer service.
      I will not order from here anymore.
    James

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    Excellent Cacao Paste November 6, 2015
    Reviewer: Dawn Barson  
    This is the best tasting cacao paste I have ever used. It has such complexity and gives my chocolate a very interesting overall flavor.

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    Cacao paste March 1, 2015
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tucson, AZ United States  
    This is a high quality product that is healthy and natural. Tastes good heated in almond milk to make a tasty hot drink. Love the fact there is no sugar added to the cacao paste.

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    Cacao Paste January 31, 2015
    Reviewer: CHE from LACEY, WA United States  
    Absolutely Delicious

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    My favorite chocolate at this time January 12, 2015
    Reviewer: Eugenia Dillard from Pasadena, CA United States  
    This raw cacao tastes rich, wonderful and CLEAN.  There have been concerns about some sources of raw cacao products being contaminated with heavy metals, possibly during processing.  Your brand seems very clean.  I use it to make wonderful dishes and it tastes so good that I can also eat it raw, no sweetener.  This would not be for everyone! But it is so un-bitter, so smooth, that it works for me.


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