At Frog Hollow we believe in bringing you tasty treats that are nutritious and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. So over the next six to twelve months we’ll be introducing you to some of our hero ingredients, first up wearing the superman pants and wonder woman cape, (because we also believe in gender equality), it’s Raw Cacao powder!
This hero ingredient originates from central America and the Amazon basin, it comes from raw cacao pods that are sun-dried then cold pressed to separate the cacao from the cacao butter, after grinding you are left a fine powder. Sadly, raw cacao powder is often misunderstood and confused with its villainous adversary, the chemically processed and roasted, cocoa powder.
As a superfood raw cacao has long been fueling superheroes, used for its health benefits as far back as the Aztecs and Mayans, it was considered so valuable it was once used as a currency.
Here are 5 ways that Raw Cacao Powder will help you become a super-hero too!
- You’ll be able to fight off free radicals! Raw cacao arms you with Antioxidants. You thought blueberries were good for you? They’ve got nothing on cacao, which has forty times the number of Antioxidants as blueberries! These amazing Antioxidants fight the furious free radicals that can cause a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease.
- It gives you enough energy to chase the bad guys, or simply run after your kids. That’s because of the magnesium which helps you produce ATP, a coenzyme that is used to transport energy within your cells. As an aside, magnesium also helps to protect against osteoporosis, so you’ll be running along rooftops for years to come.
- You’ll outwit the Joker! Packed with brain-boosting flavanols, raw cacao will keep you sharp as a tack!
- Like all good superheroes, you’ll be able to keep calm and carry on in the face of adversity, that’s because raw cacao can help to lower blood pressure naturally.
- You’ll look great in your catsuit! Raw cacao can help improve your metabolism and combat that nasty stress hormone cortisol, that causes you to cling on to body fat.
If you know a superhero, dedicated to making the world a better place, who deserves a treat, consider our raw cacao truffles, made with cashew nuts, Medjool dates, chia, coconut nectar, hazelnuts, vanilla extract, Himalayan pink rock salt and power packing raw cacao nibs and raw cacao.