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100% Arriba Criollo Cacao Paste, 1lb
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The raw cacao bean is one of nature's most fantastic superfoods due to its mineral content and wide array of unique and varied properties. Cacao is the number one source of magnesium of any food on the planet, contains 314% of the US RDA of iron per serving, contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world, and is also exceptionally rich in chromium, anandamide (the bliss chemical), theobromine, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin C, omega-6 fatty acids, PEA, trytophan, serotonin, and more.
Due to its extraordinary concentration of PEA and magnesium, cacao is likely the single greatest weight loss food out there because cacao contains more minerals and molecules that actually shut off the appetite than any other food. Contrary to popular opinion, cacao contains very little, if any, caffeine. It has been clinically demonstrated that cacao does not elevate blood sugar in the same way as a caffeine containing food or beverage. Cacao is also a highly effective natural energy enhancer and aphrodisiac.
There are three major species of Theobroma Cacao currently in wide cultivation around the world: Criollo, Forastero, and Trinitario (a cross of the other two). Criollo is the most highly prized. Many internet sites and chocolate companies brag about their Criollo cacao beans, when in reality, they have Forastero varieties. Criollo varieties are very rare, comprising less than 1% of the worldwide cacao market.
The Longevity Warehouse 100% Arriba Criollo Paste is derived from pure Criollo Ecuador Arriba Nacional Cacao beans. This cacao is grown in high-elevation volcanic soil that is brought down from the mountainous regions via donkey back. The Tue Arriba Cacao trees are a minimum of 30 years old, and some have been growing for more than 80 years!
We guarantee the purity of our 100% Arriba cacao by selecting the pods personally by hand and we never acquire product from aggregators. There is therefore no possible blending of beans with the CCN51 or other low quality hybrids that are pervasive in the area. We only harvest the beans when they are fully mature and ripe.
Because we have such a pure quality cacao bean, you will have zero jitters from this product. There is a complete lack of mycotoxins, mold, yeast, and fungus, which are what cause the adrenal response of jitteriness that is similar to caffeine stimulation in many cacao products. Instead, our cacao beans help to create a cosmic conscious connection and cause pineal gland expansion. They have a deep, intense, raw chocolate flavor.
The Tue Arriba cacao trees are only nourished from rain water or deep mountain spring water. They are never irrigated from potentially contaminated rivers and streams.
The cacao is processed in our own state-of-the-art facility on custom artisan equipment that has never seen any other cacao but our own, so there is no possible integration with lesser quality cacao. The cacao beans are always sun-dried and are never gas dried. The cacao remains 100% raw from start to finish. This is a true from "Pod to Paste" facility!
Our Cacao Paste is created by stone-grinding the nibs into a smooth liquid state. The product remains liquid only as long as it is being ground and then solidifies at room temperature. There is no heat used in the process. Since we try to process it as little as possible, the size and shape will vary.
Cacao in Chinese Medicine
Treasures: Yang jing, qui/qi, shen, blood
Atmospheric Energy: Subtly cooling. Consumed in excess = heating.
Organ Association: Heart, kidneys, Spleen.
Cacao in Ayurvedic Medicine
Atmospheric Energy: Cooling. Consumed in excess = heating.
Post-Digestive Effect: Sweet
Properties and Actions of the Tri-Dosha: Light, Mild laxative, Good for the Heart, Drying Oil, Dry, Reduces Vata (in small to moderate quantities), Reduces Pitta (in small quantities), Reduces Kapha (in small quantities), Inexcessive quantities it increases Pitta, Kapha, and Vata in that order.
Bag Size: 1 lb
Recommended Serving Size: 1-2 Tablespoons
- Blend into any smoothie or elixir.
- Create chocolate shavings on raw desserts.
- Create homemade raw fudge.
- Add the paste into your favorite trail mix.
- Eat the paste as is!
- Certified Organic
- Certified Kosher
- Exceeds Fair-Trade
- 100% raw
100% Arriba Criollo Cacao Paste
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.