Specs on our ECUADORIAN ARRIBA CACAO:
- Grown in high–elevation highly mineralized volcanic soil
- Brought down from the mountainous regions via donkey back
- Minimum 30 year old True Arriba Cacao trees, some as old as 80 years
- Water source is rain or deep mountain spring water, never from irrigation of potentially contaminated rivers and streams
- 100% Arriba. We select the pods and never acquire product from aggregators thus no possible cross–contamination with the CCN51 or other low quality hybrids that are pervasive in the area
- 100% Raw from start to finish
- Intense deep raw chocolate flavor
- Always Sun Dried, never gas dried
- Phytic Acid free
- Pods are harvested only when fully mature and ripe
- Zero jitters due to complete lack of mycotoxins, mold, yeast and fungus (which cause an adrenal response thus the jitteriness which is similar & associated with caffeine stimulation)
- Processed on 100% custom artisan equipment that has never seen any other cacao but our own
- Organic Certified
- Kosher Certified
- Exceeds fair–trade standards
The raw cacao bean is one of nature's most fantastic superfoods due to its mineral content and wide array of unique and varied properties. Cacao is the number one source of magnesium of any food on the planet, contains 314% of the US RDA of iron per serving, contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world, and is also exceptionally rich in chromium, anandamide (the bliss chemical), theobromine, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin C, omega-6 fatty acids, PEA, trytophan, serotonin, and more.
Due to its extraordinary concentration of PEA and magnesium, cacao is likely the single greatest weight loss food out there because cacao contains more minerals and molecules that actually shut off the appetite than any other food. Contrary to popular opinion, cacao contains very little, if any, caffeine. It has been clinically demonstrated that cacao does not elevate blood sugar in the same way as a caffeine containing food or beverage. Cacao is also a highly effective natural energy enhancer and aphrodisiac.
The 100% Arriba Cacao is derived from pure Heirloom Ecuador Arriba Nacional Cacao beans. This cacao is grown in high-elevation volcanic soil that is brought down from the mountainous regions via donkey back. The True Arriba Cacao trees are a minimum of 30 years old, and some have been growing for more than 80 years!
We guarantee the purity of our 100% Arriba cacao by selecting the pods personally by hand and we never acquire product from aggregators. There is therefore no possible blending of beans with the CCN51 or other low quality hydrids that are pervasive in the area. We only harvest the beans when they are fully mature and ripe.
Because we have such a pure quality cacao bean, you will have zero jitters from this product. There is a complete lack of mycrotoxins, mold, yeast, and fungus, which are what cause the adrenal response of jitteriness that is similar to caffeine stimulation in many cacao products. Instead, our cacao beans help to create a cosmic conscious connection and cause pineal gland expansion. They have a deep, intense, raw chocolate flavor.
The True Arriba cacao trees are only nourished from rain water or deep mountain spring water. They are never irrigated from potentially contaminated rivers and streams.
The cacao is processed in our own state-of-the-art facility on custom artisan equipment that has never seen any other cacao but our own, so there is no possible integration with lesser quality cacao. The cacao beans are always sun-dried and are never gas dried. The cacao remains 100% raw from start to finish. This is a true from "Pod to Powder" facility!