Cacao vs Cocoa
Cacao (pronounce CA-CA-OH) and Cocoa (pronounced CO-CO) are two different types of chocolate. The chocolate you are used to seeng in the supermarket use Cocoa which is Raw Cacao that has been heated above 48˚ç, thus degrading it's nutrients and health benefits. Raw Cacao is not heat treated, therefore retaining it's nutritional benefit whilst delivering flavoursome chocolate experience.
Also highly processed, Cocoa is often mixed with refined sugars, milk powders and artificial flavours & preservatives to form the commonly known chocolate you see today. At Sacred, we believe that delicious taste shouldn't compromise our nutrition, that's why we blend our Cacao with organic, plant-based wholefoods that are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar, preservative free and delicious!
THE HISTORY OF CACAO
FOOD OF THE GODS
Once used by the Ancient Mayans as a spirit bridge to other worlds, Cacao has been considered Sacred for thousands of years. Today, it's used in daily practices and spiritual ceremonies to enhance enlightenment and deepen our spiritual connection.
To preserve this connection and honour the Ancient Mayan's, we blend our Cacao only with the finest organic, plant-based, whole-food ingredients and recommend that our Cacao be made on organic plant-based mylk to keep the Cacao delicious & Sacred.
THE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE
In it's raw form, Chocolate as Cacao is one the most nutrient dense superfoods on the planet. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, Raw Cacao is one of the highest sources of Anti-oxidants, Magnesium, Calcium & Iron which is essential to keeping our bodies healthy and vital.
Cacao is also a vasodilator, meaning it helps transport nutrients to where the body needs it the most - the cells. It's also the exclusive source of Theobromine, a chemical compound found only in Cacao that helps unlock energy and increase blood flow to enhances our overall mood & wellbeing.