A History of Cacao and the Aseda Fine Chocolate bar~
Chocolate has a rich history full of fascinating highlights, odd twists and lengthy romance. What is called chocolate comes from the bean of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao which literally means: cacao, the food of the gods. Speculations of our human ancestries use of cacao date back as far as 15,000 years. From ceremonial drink of the Mayans and prized beverage of the Aztecs called chocolatl, to the romance, sensuality and sweetness of chocolate’s representation today, Without a doubt, chocolate is a food that engenders feelings of love, community, ceremony and togetherness. It is delicious, has a wonderful story and when created with respect and integrity, can be enjoyed as a desert or a complex food with powerful benefits. Aseda Fine Chocolate brings you the alchemy of three ingredients: raw cacao, raw cacao butter, and our unique Aseda Wild Honey. Aseda sources its cacao in the upper Amazon of Peru. Family farm co-ops organized in a similar way to the Aseda Bee Keepers co-op create a wonderful story of cross cultural and ethical sourcing. The cacao from these farms meets our True Raw™ standard for a pure, rich and delicious superfood. (Re) Discover honey and chocolate wrapped in our 100% compostable and recyclable package. Eat it anywhere, anytime, then dig a hole and bury the package. We are proud to announce this packaging as our first “cradle to grave” option in Aseda’s family of products.
Cacao holds its place as the most pharmacologically sophisticated food of the Amazonian Rainforest. With estimates of around 1200 individual chemical components, many of which have superfood and longevity benefits, cacao is a food to be revered and fully enjoyed without remorse.
List of Benefits and Applications~
-Balance mood swings.
-Raw cacao has an antioxidant count 4x that of processed chocolate.
-Antioxidants 40x that of blueberry and 119x that of a banana.
-ORAC score of 98,000 per 100 grams.
-Polyphenols found in cacao are of the same group of antioxidants found in green tea and red wine.
-Natural source of Theobromine, a stimulant.
-Healthy fats similar to those found in olive oil.
-Rich in magnesium.
-High in sulfur.
-Highest plant based source of Iron.
-Full of Calcium.
-Improve cognitive function.
-Improve blood flow to the brain.
-Reduce heart disease.
-Contains MAO inhibitors that may curb appetite.
-Stimulate bowel function.
-Improves gut microbial activity.
-Reduces the stress hormone Cortisol.
-Increases oxygen saturation.
-Improves skin hydration.
When you buy this bar of Aseda Fine Chocolate you are:
-Enjoying an amazing taste experience.
-Growing healthy bee populations.
-Protecting a wildlife preserve and ancient forest, an indigenous bee population and bio-diversity.
-Helping Non-GMO policy and efforts.
-Eating foods in their natural and most vibrant state.
-Supporting an industry and empowerment project for indigenous peoples.
-Sustaining family run co-ops in the upper Amazon of Peru.
-Building ethical farming practices.
-Creating economic principles that build sustainable life ways.
-Preserving precious rainforest in the Amazon.
-Promoting global bridges.