Cacao was once so revered by the Mayans and the Aztecs that it was used as currency. Flavored with chilies, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices, the beans were traditionally ground into a paste to make delicious chocolate dishes and ceremonial drinks. A true superfood, Cacao nibs are a source of Potassium and Fiber. Cacao also contains essential minerals and a host of antioxidants, giving it an ORAC value of 8,400 per 4 tbsp. 30 gram serving. While most cacao nibs are roasted, Organic Traditions Cacao nibs are raw with no added flavors or sweeteners.
. Certified Organic, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Vegan, Non-GMO, Raw
. A source of Potassium and Fiber
. Contains essential minerals and a host of antioxidants
. ORAC value of 8,400 per 4 tbsp. 30 gram serving
. No added flavors, fillers, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, carriers, stabilizers or excipients
. Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts
. Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
|Benefits||Energy Boost: Cocoa nibs contain a substance called theobromine, a central nervous system stimulant that has a similar, though less powerful, stimulating effect as caffeine. It may give you a healthy energy boost if you're feeling low during the day. Mood Elevators: Cocoa contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid required for the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Enhanced serotonin levels can quellanxiety and enhance mood. Eating cocoa also helps to release endorphins, the body’s natural opiates. Endorphins are what give runners that natural high. Eating cocoa can have a similar effect and may explain why some people become self proclaimed chocoholics. PMS Symptoms: Magnesium deficiency is known to aggravate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Forty percent of women admit to chocolate cravings. This may be the body’s attempt to obtain sufficient magnesium levels. Since cocoa nibs are a natural snack without added sugar, they may be a healthier way to satisfy monthly chocolate cravings. Appetite Control: Coco contains chromium an important mineral for stabilizing blood sugar and reducing appetite. Improve Circulation: Cocoa is a great source of flavanols, powerful antioxidants that play an important role in circulation. Flavanols help to prevent clogged arteries by helping to stop fatty acids from oxidizing in the bloodstream. Flavanols also help make blood platelets less sticky, which reduces the risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Improve Cholesterol Levels. Cocoa contains healthy monounsaturated fats. The same fats found in olive oil. These healthy fats have been shown to raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels.|
|How To Use||Cacao nibs can be eaten alone or combined with other Organic Traditions superfoods in order to create a delicious and nutritious trail mix. Use them in desserts, on top of yogurt, berries or in any other recipe. Add 1-2 tablespoons of Cacao nibs to your favorite smoothie recipe to create a nourishing, antioxidant rich smoothie.|
|Ingredients||Certified Organic Cacao Nibs|