Did you know that chocolate is actually a health food? We’re not talking about sugary candy bars here. The secrets to chocolate’s incredible health benefits are unlocked when it is eaten in its raw, unheated state.
The seed of a tropical fruit tree, cacao is extraordinarily rich in antioxidants which work to support the immune system.1 Cacao is also bursting with vitamins A & C, magnesium, potassium, manganese, zinc, and copper.
Ever Wonder Why Chocolate Makes You Feel So Good?
Energizing cacao is loaded with substances that stimulate feelings of happiness such as anandamide, a neurotransmitter which makes you feel good while blocking feelings of pain and depression. Cacao also contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the pleasure chemical found in the brains of people in love—that’s why chocolate and romance go together so often!
Fruity Cacao: The Healthiest Way to Eat Chocolate
The most unprocessed form of chocolate, our fruity cacao
consists simply of whole, raw, organic, non-GMO cacao beans, dried at low temperatures with a thin layer of fruit still attached. The result is an exotic experience of enjoying cacao as if you were in the tropics.
What People Are Saying About Fruity Cacao
“I have to say these are probably the very best cacao beans that I and many of my friends and family enjoy. The taste and texture is amazing.” – Alan Best Ways to Enjoy Fruity Cacao
While many people enjoy eating unsweetened fruity cacao straight out of the bag, those of us with a sweet tooth are sure to enjoy this: Simply remove the pit from a date
and slip a fruity cacao bean inside. Yum!
Dates are a naturally sweet whole food loaded with nutrients – what better way is there to satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolaty goodness that’s actually healthy?
Each of our three varieties of raw, organic dates are bursting with B vitamins, potassium and fiber. They’re also a great source of energy due to their balance of natural sugars and carbohydrates. Last but certainly not least, they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
What People Are Saying About Zahidi Dates
“These dates are delish!! They taste like caramel! Yummmm” – Jenny Q
What People Are Saying About Deglet Noor Dates
“I love these little deglet noor dates. They are so soft and so fun to snack on. They are larger than my other favorite, the khadrawys, and have a bit of a buttered honey taste to them, and are just sweet enough. Very tasty. I cannot stop snacking on any of these delicious dates.” – Elizabeth
What People Are Saying About Khadrawy Dates
”Yum. These khadrawy dates are truly yummy. Their flesh is flaky and buttery and the inside is moist and delicious with such a rich flavor! I live in a dry area so sometimes dry fruits can be a turn off, but not these! I can see why they are such an important food source in the desert.” – Marissa
Try Munching on Fruity Cacao and Raisins
Fruity cacao tastes amazing mixed in bowl with our red flame raisins
. Plump and sweet, these raisins have tiny seeds, just the way nature intended them. Plus they contain phytochemicals (active plant compounds) that have been found to fight the bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease.2
Not all sugar causes cavities—it’s processed foods with added sugars that tend to cause problems. Our raisins are organic and raw to ensure that these phytochemicals are not destroyed by heat. And of course, there are no added sugars!
What People Are Saying About Red Flame Raisins
“What a delight! I don’t remember the last time my family has eaten raisins with seeds. After researching how the seedless ones are made, we had to say no to all things seedless, including raisins. Now we are finally able to reap all the benefits of a good old raisin – in its natural form.” – Kristya
Satisfy your chocolate cravings in the healthiest way possible!
1 – “Polyphenols in chocolate, which have antioxidant activity, modulate immune functions in humans in vitro.” St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan, 1997.
2 - “Grape products and oral health.” College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2009.