Cacao Beans Whole

  • Organic
  • Fair Trade
  • Kosher
  • OG
  • FT
  • K

Cacao Beans Whole

  • OG
  • FT
  • K
  • Organic
  • Fair Trade
  • Kosher
Botanical Name:
Theobroma cacao
Origin:
Peru
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Origin Distance: /30pts
Organic: /45pts
Fair Trade/Fair Wild: /10pts
Zero Waste: 5/5pts
For Life Certified: 5/5pts
Energy Conservation Efforts: 5/5pts
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Product Details

Theobroma cacao is a small evergreen tree native to the deep, tropical regions of the Americas. Our whole cacao beans are unprocessed and dried at a low temperature in order to preserve the most beneficial properties from the edible seed as possible. Many enjoy eating the whole bean as is, or by coarsely grinding and incorporating into beverage blends and homemade trail mixes.

Cacao beans and nibs have a long and colorful history, beginning in Central and South America before 1500 BC. The entire cacao fruit was used medicinally by the Mayan, Olmec and Aztec civilizations. These early American peoples also enjoyed consuming chocolate as a beverage; each culture adding its own mix of spices and flavorings to the drink. After the Spanish conquest in the 1500's, cacao made its way to Europe and began to spread worldwide.

Theobroma cacao is a member of the Sterculiaceae family. Cacao is sometimes found in extract form. Cacao beans and nibs contain a number of beneficial constituents, but many of these constituents are destroyed or lessened when processed.

Precautions
Cacao bean contains caffeine and may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, rapid heartbeat. Not recommended for use by children under the age of 18. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

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Cacao Beans Whole

$4.50

Cacao Beans Whole

$4.50