Cacao beans (Theobroma cacao) ripen in approximately 30 centimetres long pods, growing on a cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao), which was a holy tree to Mayas and Aztecs. Twenty to sixty seeds hide in a pod, called cacao beans, and are surrounded by white meat. The meat is removed and beans are left fermenting naturally so that they lose some of their bitterness. Planet BIO cacao beans are not roasted and thus retain most of the active substances.
Cacao beans contain twice as many antioxidants as red wine and 3 times more than green tea; most of them (10 %) is represented by flavonoids. Antioxidants in the cacao beans help the body in stressful situations and act preventively against cancerous and cardiovascular diseases.
Cacao beans are rich with minerals, especially magnesium, sulphur, potassium and calcium, and they also contain iron, chromium, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese and sodium. Important substances are also phenylethylamine (antistress effect), theobromine, dopamine (stimulating), and tryptophan (antidepressant).
The cocoa tree was a sacred tree for the Mayan and Aztec people because of its beans, growing in big pods and providing the body with health benefits:
- raising energy
- promoting feelings of happiness and well-being
- preventing from heart and cardiovascular diseases
- improving circulation
- neutralizing the effects of free radicals
- acting as an aphrodisiac
Ingredients: 100% cacao beans bio
|Nutritional Facts||in 100 g|
|Energy||2437 kJ/ 585 kcal|
|Saturated Fat||30,2 g|
** Occurs only in natural sodium form
Store in a cool, dark and dry place.
|Weight including packaging||280 g|
|Country of Origin:||Peru|
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