How is Nativa Naturals Organic Cacao Powder produced?
To make Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder, the finest hand selected cacao beans are milled at low temperatures to protect the Nutrients and flavour. After undergoing a partial fermentation process to remove bitterness, it is the antioxidant rich cacao fibre that is subjected to these low-temperatures to separate it from the fragrant cacao butter (this process is performed without the use of solvents or chemicals). The final stage sees it finely milled into the luxurious product you know as Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder.
What is the difference between Cacao and Cocoa?
Often times the terms cacao and cocoa are synonymous when referring to a powdered confectionery Chocolate. However, the term cocoa can also refer to a combination of ingredients that represent a chocolate flavor, but also include sugar, dried milk, and/or other colorings or additives. Pure Cacao is 100% chocolate, rich in flavour, and nutritionally abundant. However, cacao is only a healthy food, not a miracle drug, and therefore Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
What variety of cacao is used in Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder?
Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder contains the Criollo variety of cacao, which is the variety native to Peru.
How might Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder benefit my body?
Cacao has been consumed for its invigorating and healthy properties for generations in Mexican, Central & South American cultures. Cacao powder is one of the richest sources of antioxidants found in nature, and also provides important Minerals including magnesium and iron. Separated from the oily Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder is also a concentrated form of healthy dietary fibre.
Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder
contains the unique alkaloid chemicals theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine. Theobromine has a similar affect on the Body
to caffeine, while phenylethylamine is a neurotransmitter that stimulates the brain's pleasure centres. Anandamide is also a neurotransmitter that works on the same structures of the brain as THC (the active ingredient in cannabis
), however it is completely harmless.