Raw and Normal Cacao Powder is subjected to a long fermentation process of cacao beans before it is then roasted. This cooking process eliminates many of the polyphenol antioxidants, which are crucial for its benefical effect.
Lavado, a Spanish word when tranlated into English means “Washed”, is produced by a different method. Lavado Cacao is a raw cacao powder made by cold processing of unfermented and washed cacao beans. This ensures the polyphenol antioxidants are not damaged as they are in roasted cocoa powder, giving maximum antioxidant and nutritional value.
- 100% Organic
- Raw unprocessed
- Up to 2x more polyphenols than cocoa
- Brain health & alertness
Raw cacao is rich in polyphenols such as (-)-epicatechin, shown to improve brain health and cognition. Cacao is rich in theobromine, a caffeine-like compound that improves alertness. It also contains anandamide, the ‘bliss’ molecule. The majority of medical research is performed utlising Lavado Cacao as the most potent variation.
Ingredients: 100% organic raw cacao powder.
Suggested Serve: Store in a cool dry place after opening. Add to smoothies, coffee, milk, ice cream, muesli or substitute in dessert recipes for chocolate.