Cacao Beans, Ceremonial Grade 8 oz, Organic

Raw Organic Cacao Beans
Cacao Beans

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Experience the prized Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional (Aroma Defina) variety of cacao at its purest with Vivapura Raw Organic Cacao Beans.

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Product Code: VU-004


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Rich and dark, these raw, organic ceremonial grade Cacao Beans are of the prized Arriba Nacional (Aroma Defina) variety from Ecuador. Directly from the farm and grown on native soils where no chemicals, fertilizers, or herbicides have ever been used, our superb beans are sun dried and gently fermented (as cacao should be). Because they are raw, these fresh, flavorful beans also retain their nutrients and vitality.

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: 8 oz Resealable Compostable BPA Free Biotrē® Film Bag

Barcode UPC 797734181159

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Suggested Uses
  • Eat as-is for a quick energizing boost
  • Dip in honey for a quick, healthy treat
  • Grind into powder or crush to make nibs: add to your favorite smoothie or cereal
  • Roughly chop and top your favorite ice cream or dessert for a bitter cacao kick
Barcode UPC 797734181159

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Fresh, nuanced cacao beans July 14, 2019
Reviewer: Travis from Omaha, NE United States  
I have eaten quite a bit of cacao.  The problem is often that the fermentation, roasting, or packaging is contaminated one way or the other.  These were as fresh beans as I have ever had, with a great taste, typical of indigenous central American cacao.

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5 of 5 November 11, 2018
Reviewer: Victoria from simi valley, CA United States  
Awesomely delicious!!!!

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5 of 5 Good Snacking April 1, 2017
Reviewer: Mary M Hazleton from Tucson, AZ United States  
Use in Smoothies & straight out of the bag.  Great.  Thanks.

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5 of 5 I love 'em! February 7, 2017
Reviewer: Laura Cuccia-Nilsen from Netarts, OR United States  
The taste is strong for some, but I personally love chewing one down raw for a bright energy boost!

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5 of 5 Best Cacao Beans and Nibs ever! October 28, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Austin, TX United States  
I have tried many brands of Cacao Beans and Nibs, but this one is bay far the best of them! The flavor is fabulous.

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