What is Cacao Powder?
Our Aduna cacao powder is a 100% organic, natural raw food ingredient that is dairy and gluten free. Our Aduna Super Cacao Powder is made from specially selected high-flavanol beans, with twice the flavanols of regular cacao powder. Raw cacao powder is one of the most nutritious superfoods available and a great addition to your daily regime. In this superfood you’ll find plant-based antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to supercharge your energy and health. Cacao is a great vegan source of protein, iron and magnesium and contains energising B vitamins! This chocolatey powder is made by cleaning and peeling organic cacao beans to form nibs. These cacao nibs are then ground into a paste and dried into a silky brown powder. The end result is a great tasting, highly nutritious product with a range of health benefits!
What are the Benefits of Cacao Powder?
High Levels of Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals
Our organic cacao powder is a great source of micronutrients including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Just one spoonful provides minerals Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Calcium and Manganese. Moreover, cacao contains antioxidant polyphenols with 4 times the antioxidant power of dark chocolate and 20 times that of blueberries.
What’s more, this powder is high in fibre, healthy fats and protein! If you’re looking to supercharge your diet and get additional nutrition this powder is ideal. Because cacao is vegan and dairy free this powder is recommended for vegans for a source of meat free iron.
Great For Natural Energy and Performance
A common cause of low energy is iron and magnesium deficiency. Because cacao is a rich source of vitamin B, iron and magnesium, this superfood can supercharge your energy levels. Moreover, other minerals such as calcium and potassium have also been proven to increase concentration. This means you can replace coffee with a spoonful of cacao and get a natural source of energy! What’s more, cacao also releases feel good hormones called endorphins so you can feel happy and full of life. So aid your health or increase workout performance by adding cacao to your shakes and smoothies.
Proven Heart Health Benefits
Due to its high nutrient content and high level of polyphenol antioxidants, Cacao has been scientifically proven to benefit heart health. The complex blend of flavonoids means this polyphenol rich powder can lower blood sugar, pressure and bad cholesterol. Not only that, but cacao high in fibre, which also contributes to a healthy heart and digestion. In addition, cacao is related to a reduced risk of blood clots. This is due to increased arterial blood flow that reduces heart disease risks. And it doesn’t stop there, the natural phytochemicals also lower oxidative damage, preventing chronic diseases.
A Low Sugar Chocolate Fix
Cacao is great news for chocaholics! This superfood powder offers great healthy chocolate alternative without any guilt! The nutrition in this superfood powder is a great healthy way to curb your cravings and get a chocolate fix. Not only that, but cocao is low in sugar and high in fibre. As a result you can maintain healthy blood sugar levels and prevent excess weight gain.
When Should I Take Cacao Powder?
Aduna Super-Cacao has a delicious rich, chocolate taste and can be enjoyed at anytime in the day. We like Aduna Super Cacao Powder in porridge in the morning to start the day. Or enjoy cacao before bed in a healthy hot chocolate at night! We also love cacao with chocolate whey protein for an extra kick. You can even add Cacao in baking to add extra nutrients to your baked treats!