Cacao Paste, Ceremonial Grade, Organic, 16 oz

Organic Ceremonial Cacao Paste Vivapura
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Heirloom Peruvian Croillo (Pangoa) variety Cacao Paste is stone-ground from raw cacao beans.
100% raw stone-ground paste from our Peruvian Croillo "Pangoa"" cacao beans.
100% raw cacao liquor.
The taste will be slightly bitter on its own as this is 100% raw stoneground cacao.
NOTE: This is product isn't tempered, there will be natural variations in the consistency and texture. This is a raw ingredient for making chocolate creations.

Retail Price $20.99

Stock Status:In Stock

Availability: Ships Same or Next Business Day
Product Code: VU-007

Description UPC Production
Our ceremonial grade Cacao Paste is stone-ground from Peruvian 'Pangoa' 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

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  • 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 Coconut Oil or Cacao Butter and stir. Add a sweetener of choice, pour into molds or onto a tray and refrigerate. Optional: add one of our Trail Mixes or Bee Pollen for crunch.

    Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 36 Write a review »

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Cacao Paste April 7, 2020
    Reviewer: Freda from Hood River OR  
    The taste is distinctively superior and it is a consistent quality .  I have been using cacao paste for several years now and it has been difficult to find both of these features .

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    5 of 5 Real chocolate February 24, 2020
    Reviewer: Henry from Tucson, AZ United States  
    Amazing quality! Heavenly

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    5 of 5 Superior quality February 22, 2020
    Reviewer: Maureen Ivusic from Poolesville, MD United States  
    My favorite cacao, hands down!  This is the "secret" to my chocolates, and I almost don't want to let everyone know how excellent this cacao tastes.  Thank you for this product!

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    5 of 5 Very unique! February 20, 2020
    Reviewer: Tasha Berg from San Francisco, CA United States  
    A floral and creamy cacao that tastes great even without sweetener!

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    5 of 5 Quality product! February 3, 2020
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tucson, AZ United States  
    Delicious! I love to eat it raw with almond butter and I also use it in my famous cacao torte.

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