Organic cacao beans contain many natural ingredients such as serotonin (antistress), tryptophan (anti-depressant), anandamide and dopamine. Cacao is renowned as being one of the most complex food in the world and has high levels of potassium, calcium, sodium and also antioxidants, of which 10 % are flavonoids.
Usage of Cacao beans:
Beans have slightly bitter taste so they’re perfect in combination with sweet and dried fruit, nuts and seeds, fruit salads, raw pastries, etc.
100 % organic Cacao beans
Increasing energy levels, promoting feelings of comfort and bliss, improving blood circulation, providing an enormous quantity of antioxidants, acting as an aphrodisiac.
Cacao beans ripen in approximately 30 centimetres long pods, growing on a cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao), which was a holy tree to Mayas and Aztecs. Twenty to sixty seeds hide in a pod, called cacao beans, and are surrounded by white meat. The meat is removed and beans are left fermenting naturally so that they lose some of their bitterness. Planet BIO cocoa beans are not roasted and thus retain most of the active substances.
Cacao beans contain twice as many antioxidants as red wine and 3 times more than green tea; most of them (10 %) is represented by flavonoids. Antioxidants in the cacao beans help the body in stressful situations and act preventively against cancerous and cardiovascular diseases.
Cacao beans are rich with minerals, especially magnesium, sulphur, potassium and calcium, and they also contain iron, chromium, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, manganese and sodium. Important substances are also phenylethylamine (antistress effect), theobromine, dopamine (stimulating), and tryptophan (antidepressant).
The cocoa tree was a sacred tree for the Mayan and Aztec people because of its beans, growing in big pods and providing the body with health benefits:
- raising energy
- promoting feelings of happiness and well-being
- preventing from heart and cardiovascular diseases
- improving circulation
- neutralizing the effects of free radicals