Raw Whole Cacao Beans
Source: Mountain Rose Organics
Organic, Fair-Trade, Kosher
Theobroma cacao L.
Plant Family: Sterculiaceae
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.
Raw beans, either whole or broken into nibs.
Eaten raw-as is or broken into pieces and added to trail mix. Used abundantly in food and other consumables. 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
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