For the dark chocolate conneissuer these raw cacao beans give a deep rich moist flavour. Eat alone, dip in Agave or Yacon Syrup, or slip inside a date for a delicious sweet treat.
Superfoods: Cacao - Theobromo Cacao 'The Food of the Gods'. Cacao beans are one of nature's superfoods with many amazing properties, many of which are destroyed by cooking. Cacao is the seed in a fruit of an Amazonian Tree, historically used by Aztecs & Mayans as a form of currency. A very complex foodstuff it contains over 300 chemically identifiable compounds. Associated with happiness, Cacao's unique combination of chemicals alleviate depression & are associated with feelings of well-being. It has been called nature's prozac for its anti-depressant properties. Cacao nibs are peeled, raw cacao beans, from which chocolate is made.
How To Eat: Up to eight beans daily. Can be eaten alone, with agave or yacon syrup, stuffed in dates or added to nuts seeds, wolfberries, coconut chips for a snack. Experiment with for infinite possibilities for desserts and sauces. NB Eating late may affect sleep.