Do you love chocolate, but don’t like the sugar and fats it contains? If so, raw cacao is the answer for you. Not only is it better for your figure, but it is also bursting with vitamins and minerals that are healthy for both body and mind. Guaranteed to give carefree enjoyment!
ADDICTED TO CHOCOLATE
Lots of people love chocolate. This can be explained scientifically. To start with, it offers the physical sensation of a substance that melts under the warmth of your body temperature. Cacao also has a lightly euphoric effect on the mind, because it stimulates the transport of tryptophan in your brain. Tryptophan is an amino-acid that increases the amount of serotonin in the brain, which improves your general mood and reduces anxiety. There are also various other bioactive ingredients in chocolate that enhance awareness, such as theobromine, a derivative of caffeine that has a similar working.
A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE
No matter how delicious it might be, the sugar and fats in chocolate mean that it can hardly be described as ‘healthy’. What’s more, with the exception of a small amount of magnesium, which improves muscle function and combats tiredness, it contains few other nutrients. But with raw cacao, it’s a completely different story! Raw cacao is cacao that is not artificially processed. Instead, it is obtained from fermented and dried cacao beans by cold pressing. In this way, the cacao retains all its health-giving phytonutrients and anti-oxidants, as well as all the other substances in ordinary chocolate that make you feel so good.
A PERUVIAN DELICACY
Biotona also has raw cacao in its range. Biotona Bio Raw Cacao Powder is derived from the beans of the Theobroma cacao, a tree that grows in fertile ground in the South American rain forests. Cacao was originally used by the Aztecs and the Mayas in spiritual rituals. It was first introduced into Europe by the Spanish. Biotona Cacao Powder is made from 100% organic Trinitario cacao beans from the Dominican Republic.
The ripe cacao fruits are harvested by hand and immediately opened to release the beans and the pulp. These beans and pulp are then allowed to ferment together for about a week, while constantly being stirred by the farmers, so that the temperature does not get too high.
It is this fermentation process that ensures the development of a delicate flavour and the cacao’s other typical characteristics. Once the fermentation is complete, the beans are dried, before being broken open so that the husks can be blown away, leaving only the kernels. These kernels are then finely ground at a controlled temperature by stone cacao mills to produce an ultra-fine paste. This is the cacao mass, from which the fat can then be extracted. What remains is a thick and hard cake, which is again finely ground to produce the finished cacao powder – raw and 100% pure. It is an honest product obtained using traditional methods: no processing, no artificial sweetening and with full retention of all its natural goodness.
PACKED WITH ANTI-OXIDANTS
As already mentioned, raw cacao offers a number of unique health benefits that have been confirmed by scientific research. Biotona Bio Raw Cacao Powder Raw is also packed full with health-giving antioxidants. As a result, this product guarantees the following positive effects:
– It protects the cells against harmful free radicals.
– It has a beneficial impact of your general mood and alertness.
– It is a source of magnesium.
– It helps to relieve asthmatic complaints.
– It helps to combat ageing.
As well as using it to make chocolate drinks, there are lots of other great ways you can use Biotona Bio Raw Cacao Powder. The following recipes will allow you to magic up really great tasting – and health-giving – snacks!
DIFFERENT AND BETTER
What makes Biotona Bio Raw Cacao Powder different from the conventional cacao powders that you can buy in the supermarket? These other powders usually have a relatively low cacao content and also contain sugar and added vitamins and minerals. In contrast, raw cacao is packed with natural vitamins and minerals and requires very little or no sweetening. This ensures that chocolate or drinks made from raw cacao are low in calories, so that you don’t put on weight – something you can’t say for ordinary chocolate. In short, with Biotona Bio Raw Cacao Powder Raw you win all-round!