Cacao is the raw, unrefined part of the cacao bean and a fantastic alternative to the sugary stuff. This bean is then chipped away to form cacao nibs which can then be pressed into cacao paste to form liquor buttons or milled into a powder to form cacao powder.
It’s full of the good stuff; raw organic cacao beans are cultivated without the use of chemicals and fertilisers, meaning they provide your body with more nutrients than the standard (and processed) cocoa beans. Cacao in this form is an amazing source of magnesium, iron and flavonoids (a mouthful we know) making it a health hero for not only your heart and brain, but your immune system, muscles, bones and even pearly whites. What’s more, cacao is brimming with antioxidants which may help support the normal function of a healthy heart.