Raw Ceremonial Cacao 250g
Experience the ancient magic of Cacao.
Organic Raw Ceremonial Cacao is provided at the start of some our treatments. This Amazonian superfood is said to have forty times the antioxidants of blueberries! It is also an excellent plant-based source of iron, is packed full of magnesium, and has more calcium than cow's milk.
Beyond its delectable taste lies a rich history as a revered medicinal and ceremonial plant. First discovered by the Olmecs in 1500 B.C., the Cacao plant's pods concealed sweet, gelatinous pulp and seeds, marking the birth of "kakawa." The Maya, Toltecs, and Aztecs cherished Cacao, reserving it for the elite. They believed it bestowed divine energy and power, employing it in spiritual rituals, rites, and sacrifices.
The word "Cacao" traces its origins to the Maya, and theobromine, the principle alkaloid in cacao, is aptly translated as the 'Food of the Gods.' In 1879, Nestle introduced the first milk chocolate bar in Europe, uncovering cacao's newfound medical benefits for digestion, vitality, and mood enhancement.
Unlike the familiar sweetness of milk chocolate, raw Cacao offers a bold bitterness. It can be mixed with hot water or plant milk, enhanced with spices like chilli, nutmeg, and cinnamon, or infused with vanilla, orange, or rosewater.
Cacao's natural richness in iron, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins yields numerous physical benefits, while its ability to stimulate the release of dopamine and endorphins soothes PMS and depression, uplifting the spirit and offering moments of profound introspection.
Ceremonial Cacao is revered for its power to open the emotional heart, heal old wounds, and align with one's true self. It clears the mind, enhances creativity, and provides the strength to let go and embrace a brighter future.
Indulge in this extraordinary elixir by blending 25g (or start with 10g and build up) of chopped Cacao with 200ml of water (or plant milk). Heat and serve, and feel free to enhance the experience with a pinch of cayenne pepper, honey, rosewater, orange essence, or a touch of coconut sugar. It is truly something special.