Cacao (pronounced ka-kow) beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and source of all chocolate and cocoa products. Pulverising our raw Nibs separates them into creamy Cacao Butter and beautiful rich, raw Cacao Powder. As the temperature is never allowed to exceed 40°C, the powder is considered a ‘raw' food with all heat-sensitive vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants remaining intact, thereby maximising digestion and absorption. In fact, our blend of Peruvian and West African powder has over 360% MORE antioxidants than regular cocoa !!
It takes 2.5 - 3 pounds of beans to make just one pound of cocoa butter. Most cocoa butter is extracted at high heat, sometimes using solvents, thus destroying the Vitamin E content and often has pesticide residue, but not ours! (It's certified organic AND Australian Customs regularly test it on import).
Cacao Butter is the edible natural fat of the chocolate bean, cold pressed to retain its nutritional properties and exquisite natural aroma and flavour. It's traditionally been used as a rich natural moisturiser; as a sexy and decadent massage oil; for soothing babies sore bums; in organic- based cosmetics like lipstick and balm, and in luxury soapmaking.
Raw Foodists love it !! Use instead of butter on toast etc, or warm gently until soft (melting point approx 35C / 95 F), then add as desired to raw foodist concoctions like blissballs or ice cream, chocolate creations, smoothies or desserts - or smear on skin and lips for the ultimate moisturiser.
We all know the myth that 'fat is bad for you' - in fact 'good' saturated fats are important for overall health and required by the body for skin and hair quality, hormonal regulation and fertility - and are irrelevant to cholesterol and weight gain.
Cacao Butter is a good source of Vitamin E (beta- and gamma- tocopherols) and has a unique composition including the essential fatty acids Omega-6 and monounsaturated Omega-9 (oleic acid, like olive oil) as well as stearic acid - an unusual fat in that it neither increases nor decreases blood cholesterol.
About Power Super Foods
We specialize in organic, vegan, raw, Low GI, fairly traded, gluten-and-dairy-free functional foods, and our drive to lead the industry in introducing these unique foods to the Australian marketplace is appreciated by health conscious consumers around the country. Our premium quality “superfoods” are always free of artificial preservatives or colours, free of synthetic flavourings or additives, and packed here in Australia with love.
Power Super Foods® is proud to be a leader in truly positive healthy business...we believe in a win-win-win for our suppliers, our distributors, our customers and this Planet Earth.
Why eat superfoods?
Why not? You can only eat a certain number of calories every day, and why wouldn’t you want them to be the most nutrition packed possible for optimal health? With their naturally-occurring phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, EFA’s & trace elements, the rewards of super food energy in combination with a balanced diet, fitness program, and positive attitude will last a lifetime.
Whether powering through a long day at work, hitting the gym or trails, or just needing an extra competitive edge in life, everyone can benefit from the energy of organic functional foods. These ultra nourishing edibles - acai, cacao, maca, sea vegetables, chia, goji & maqui berries, coconut-derived foods and supersalts etc make being at your best easier than ever.
Certified Organic Cacao Butter Chunks.