I use this cacao powder on a daily basis because of its rich flavor and health benefits. Navitas Naturals Cocao powder is certified organic and Non-GMO. I lovo that it provides protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, and sulfur along with over 300 phytochemicals. Lets face it, I lovo the the serotonin kick too!
The difference between cacao or cocoa:
Cocoa powder (like Hershey’s) that most people use primarily for baking is raw cacao beans that have been roasted at a very high temperature, diminishing almost all of the super food health benefits it provides. Also, some manufacturers use chemical solutions to lower acidity as well.
Cacao powder is the cold processing of the raw cacao beans, keeping all the precious nutrients intact. Navitas Organics Cacao Powder is made by cold-pressing cacao nibs into a paste and then drying that into a powder. Pressing the nibs further concentrates the minerals and antioxidants found naturally in cacao and deepens the dark cocoa taste and color.
Now, drop what you are doing, grab your Hershey’s Cocoa powder and throw it away! I am serious,, because with this organic cacao powder, you will never look back! Your body and mind will largely benefit. Not only will you be provided with a high nutrient value, but you will be avoiding harmful pesticides and gmo’s. As you may already know, conventional grown chocolate is one of the heaviest pesticide sprayed crops in the world. I will list more about pesticides and gmo’s in another article.
Be healthy and happy, add some cacao to your life.
Keep a look out for some cacao healthy “dessert” recipes coming soon!