What is Cacao?
While cocoa comes from the cacao, they are not the exactly the same. Cacao is the tree, while cocoa is the product made from it. Edible parts of cacao pods and the beans inside them can be processed to make cocoa powder, cocoa butter, or chocolate after being dried and fermented.
Benefits of Cacao Powder:
There are a plethora of benefits to be found in Cacao powder and other forms of the plant, like nibs. Here are a few:
40 times the antioxidants of blueberries
Highest plant-based source of iron
Full of magnesium for a healthy heart and brain
More calcium than cow's milk
A natural mood elevator and antidepressant
Add this powder to your breakfast cereal (hot or cold), to your coffee or tea, yogurt, smoothies, and your Morning Milk. Also, use this organic cacao powder in place of processed cocoa in your baking and desert recipes.