Lajit Heirloom Cacao
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Raw, Organic, Heirloom Cacao From Ecuador
Lajit Heirloom Cacao Nibs are an Ecuadorian raw chocolate delight. Always Organic & Fair Trade. These nibs come from heirloom cacao trees that grow under a natural rainforest canopy. Hand harvested by locals who have been stewards of this sacred strain of cacao for generations. Aside from the many health benefits of cacao, you’ll notice a superior flavor profile with a floral aroma and a nutty taste that makes a smooth, delicious chocolate. Nibs are simply cacao beans that are crushed after the outer skin is removed.
Lajit Heirloom Cacao Powder is made from the same beans as our nibs. Cacao powder is simply cacao beans that are crushed and slowly stone ground after the outer skin is removed. There is no need for heat during this process so you get a truly raw fully activated, vegan treat!
What is Cacao?
Cacao is chocolate in it’s purest form before it is sweetened. The cacao bean is found inside the fruit of the cacao tree. The skin is removed and the beans are then used to make nibs, butter, powder and paste. Cacao has a long and rich history, especially in the Amazon rainforest where we source all of our cacao products. The Aztecs even used cacao as a currency because it is so valuable and deemed a food of the God’s.
3 grams (about a 3/4 tsp) is a good serving of cacao. Cacao is a mild stimulant so we recommend taking it earlier in the day to not disrupt your sleep cycle.
Cacao nibs are great on their own or in trail mixes, smoothies, oatmeal, açaí bowls, raw food recipes, and much more! Cacao powder is just as versatile and an amazing addition to baked goods and smoothies.
Raw Cacao is a tasty treat, but there is no guilt involved with indulging in the chocolatey goodness. Cacao beans are a powerhouse superfood full of minerals like magnesium and potassium, and is charged with some of the highest levels of antioxidants in any food that we know of.
Some notable benefits include:
- Natural Mood Elevator and Antidepressant
- Boosts Serotonin and Endorphins
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- 40x the amount of antioxidants as blueberries
- Improve Brain Function
Bring more raw cacao into your diet and feel amazing.