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Criollo Cacao is a scarce variety of Cacao. It is touted as the most superior among all cacao seeds for its high quality and flavor. Only 2%-5% of the world’s production of cacao is Criollo. It is considered to be the “prince of cacao.” Or the Queen. Both fitting as this cacao used to be drunk by royals and only royals generations ago!
This superfood was highly treasured by ancient Peruvians for its therapeutic properties and health benefits, but the Criollo tree is native to Central and South America, Caribbean islands and Sri Lanka. It is important to get the highest quality Cacao. Cacao benefits, when it comes from a pure source, can really make a body and mind feel great over time. It has been clinically studied to help boost the mood and to answer the question, “does cacao have caffeine?” the answer is yes, but only a small amount. Enough to give you calm energy without the jitters.
Cacao is a superfood containing 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries, the most active components of cacao are flavonoids with antioxidant properties. These can help go after free radicals and supports in keeping the body full of abundant vitality!
Cacao is one of the highest Plant-Based sources of Iron (something many Vegans miss out on) and it contains more Calcium than cow's milk! Also, it is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, fatty acids, minerals and fiber. Yes, one teaspoon of our cacao nibs can do a lot of great things for you. It’s not your everyday chocolate! Our Cacao nibs promote health and general well-being acting as a natural mood enhancer. Take your cacao and see how you feel!
Additionally, cacao fruit (again, cacao is a fruit!) is rich in magnesium and potassium. Two minerals that are heavily involved in many bodily processes.
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