The Cocao plants vibrant history starts in Central America with the Ancient Aztec, Mayan, and Olmec civilizations. Since before 1500 B.C. these early american peoples enjoyed the entire cocao fruit medicinally as well as in chocolatey beverages; each civilization adding its own blend of herbs and spices to the drink. Cocoa or Theobroma cacao began making its way to Europe and the rest of the world after the spanish conquest in the early 16th century. Historically known as "Food of the Gods" due over 300 hundred components that are responsible for its vast array of health benefits that effect cardiovascular/circulatory, neurological/nervous, oral health, endocrine, lymphatic and immunological, respiratory, reproductive, and dermatological systems. Cocoa is known to support mood, cognitive function, immune support, alertness, reduced blood pressure, weight loss, asthma, and cardiovascular health. Cocoa powder is used in the production of chocolate. It has a subtle floral scent with strong chocolate undertones and a rich flavor. Our Cocoa powder is minimully processed from organic raw whole beans and dried at low temperatures to ensure quality.
Theobroma cacao, Sterculiaceae family