Organic Cocoa

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organic cocoaOrganic cocoa for me is the perfect start of my day. From the very young to the very old, everybody enjoys a chocolate milk from time to time. The main ingredient in chocolate milk is cocoa, which comes in powder after a long and complicated process. Cocoa tree is native to Central and South America. It produces cocoa beans that, after drying and grinding becomes powder, raw material for chocolate and more. Name of cocoa, taken by the Spanish, comes from the Aztec. According to archaeological discoveries, the Aztecs knew the cocoa tree since 1100 and used cocoa beans in their diet.

Organic cocoa benefits

Cocoa powder comes from cocoa beans, but that doesn’t mean we can grind the beans and get cocoa powder right away. There is a complex process. The cocoa butter is extracted first, and then the dry mass left over is ground to a very fine powder. We’re going to talk about organic cocoa powder; cold pressed without solvents or hexanes usage. The powder is raw, without heat treatment, uncooked to preserve the initial properties. The result is a dark brown cocoa powder with excellent taste that resemble chocolate’s taste when you prepare desserts. Powder gives a delicious flavor when used in simple combinations such as chocolate milk and a very nice color when it’s incorporated into other delights or dishes. Cocoa, however, is not only the necessary ingredient used to produce chocolate, but also a source of health always handy. Cocoa prevents against cardiovascular disease and cancer as well. Epicatechin, a cocoa compound, in fact, a flavonol, is recommended to prevent heart disease and keep cholesterol under control. It also helps to increase the capacity to relax blood vessels. Studies have concluded that soluble antioxidants improve blood circulation in the brain, by that preventing stroke or mental illness. The components of cocoa powder also have some anti-inflammatory effects that help relieve inflammation, gout and rheumatism. Other scientific researchers found that a cup of chocolate milk used every day to increase the levels of serotonin, proving a huge help for depression. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that reduces anxiety, increase resistance to stress giving a balance in our busy lifestyle. Caffeine is another component of cocoa, a stimulant quite powerful, especially when the cacao or the product that has cacao is consumed in excess. For this reason, it is recommended to use caution because sometimes a larger amount can cause insomnia. Raw organic cacao should be kept in a cool, dry place away from moisture. Regular consumption of raw organic cacao in different forms is very beneficial for the human body. Do not hesitate to visit organic cocoa products in our associate store to see many other reviews and why not order products. I encourage you to leave bellow other suggestions or comments on your experience with Raw Organic Cacao

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