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Cacao Paste, Tempered, 1lb, Organic, Raw

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Cacao Paste, Tempered, 1-lb, Raw, Organic

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  • Sunfood Tempered Cacao Paste, Nutrition Facts


Made from our 100% raw and organic cacao, the paste is prepared by grinding cacao nibs to yield a rich paste that is then carefully tempered to form pure, smooth texture and taste. Tempering is an exact process of maintaining precise temperatures during preparation to ensure the cacao butter in the paste correctly crystalizes as it cools, preventing chalky, crumbly or grayish cacao paste. The final tempered cocoa bits are perfect for creating a variety of raw chocolate treats. This form of cacao can be easily blended into chocolate candies, smoothies and desserts while still giving you all the healthy benefits of the powerful superfood known as the “Food of the Gods.”

The maximum temperature reached during the process is 103 F, and it fluctuates between 75-103 F.

UPC 803813030918
Manufacturer Sunfood

Just like the rest of our cacao products, our tempered cacao paste is packed with antioxidants, including polyphenols, catechins and epicatechins that help to fight off free radicals, giving you a healthy, complete superfood. In addition, flavonols help the body produce Nitric Oxide, a compound essential for proper heart function.

Raw Cacao is one of nature's most fantastic superfoods due to its high mineral content and wealth of antioxidants. Since many of the special properties of cacao are destroyed or lost by cooking, refining, and processing, planet Earth's favorite food is still unknown to most of us. Now we get to reconnect with the power of real, raw chocolate! Raw Cacao offers fantastic hope for chocoholics everywhere. You can turn cravings for cooked, processed, chocolate into the super-nutrition of the highest order.

Sunfood's Raw Cacao Paste is packed with antioxidants, including polyphenols, catechins and epicatechins that help to fight off free radicals, giving you a healthy, complete superfood known as the Food of the Gods. In addition, flavonols help the body produce Nitric Oxide, a compound essential for proper heart function. Clean and microbe-free, cacao nibs offer a powerful boost of phenylethylamine (PEA) and anandamide, which both enhance positive feelings. Raw cacao is also a natural source of trace minerals, such as manganese, zinc and copper, which help to maintain healthy blood while theobromine, iron, chromium, magnesium and omega-6 fatty acids play an important role in heart health, brain function, growth and development.

Magnesium: Cacao appears to be the #1 source of magnesium of any food. Magnesium is one of the great alkaline minerals. It works to support the heart, boost our mental focus, and relieve constipation. Magnesium, along with other components of cacao, has been linked with a lessening of PMS symptoms. This is likely the primary reason women crave chocolate during their monthly cycle. Magnesium balances brain chemistry, builds strong bones, and has been tied to increased happiness and improved mood. Magnesium is the most deficient major mineral on the Standard American Diet (SAD); over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in Magnesium! Raw cacao has enough magnesium to help reverse deficiencies of this mineral.

Antioxidants: Cacao contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world. This point is so astounding that it bears repeating: No food exhibits greater antioxidant capacity than cacao! These antioxidants include polyphenols, catechins, and epicatechins. By weight, Cacao has more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, acai, pomegranates, and goji berries COMBINED.

Iron: Raw Cacao contains approximately 314% of the U.S. RDA of iron per 1 ounce (28 gram) serving. Iron plays an essential role in the body, working to carry oxygen from the lungs to every part of the body. Consuming cacao is one of the best ways to keep our blood healthy.

Zinc: Many of the enzymes in the human body would not exist without the presence of zinc. This mineral is a vital component in over 200 enzymes throughout the body, and it is a cofactor of hundreds more. Raw Cacao contains zinc, which plays a critical role in the health of the immune system, liver, pancreas, and skin. Additionally, zinc is essential for sexual development, fertility, and cell growth.

Manganese: This mineral plays a crucial role in the formation of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. Manganese helps assist iron in the oxygenation of the blood and formation of hemoglobin, and helps to promote healthy joints. 

Copper: Traditionally known as a powerful antimicrobial, copper also works to cleanse the lymphatic system and stimulate peristalsis. In the human body, copper helps to build healthy blood, making it a natural partner to iron and manganese.

Phenethylamine (PEA): Raw Cacao contains high levels of Phenylethylamine (PEA). Often known as The Love Chemical, PEA is the chemical produced in our bodies when we fall in love. This is likely one of the main reasons why love and chocolate have such a deep connection. PEA also plays a role in increasing focus and alertness. 

Tryptophan: An essential amino acid which is transformed into important stress-protective neurotransmitters including serotonin and melatonin. Tryptophan is heat sensitive and therefore it is cooked out in many high protein foods and in conventional processed chocolate products. 

Serotonin: The primary neurotransmitter in the human body, Serotonin is similar in its chemistry to tryptophan and melatonin. Serotonin helps us build up our stress defense shield which supports our immune system in times of high demand.

Omega 6 Fatty Acids: Raw cacao contains essential omega 6 fatty acids, which form an integral part of our cell walls and allow for more efficient communication between cells.

Anandamide: The human body naturally produces endorphins after exercise, neurotransmitters which flood our brains with positive feelings. One of these neurotransmitters is Anandamide, also known as The Bliss Chemical. While humans have to work hard to produce enough Anandamide to reach higher levels of ecstasty, only one plant produces this chemical as part of its normal metabolism: Cacao! Not only does Cacao contain Anandamide in high concentrations, it also contains enzyme inhibitors that decrease our bodies' ability to breakdown The Bliss Chemical. When we eat raw cacao, the Anandamide produced by our brains along with the Anadamide found in cacao may continue to circulate in the body for extended periods of time, helping us feel great all day long.

Theobromine: Cacao contains about 1% theobromine. Most commonly found in cacao, this chemical element is an effective anti-bacterial substance which works to kill Streptococci mutans (the primary organism responsible for cavities). Theobromine is a chemical relative of caffeine but it does not act as a nervous system stimulant. Theobromine dilates the cardiovascular system making the hearts job easier. The combination of Theobromine and Magnesium make Cacao an important part of a heart-healthy diet.

Suggested Use

Tempered cacao paste can be enjoyed as is - it comes in little squares that are perfect bite-size pieces. Try dipping in honey!

An easy way to use cacao paste is to melt it at a low temperature and use the tantalizing liquid paste in your creations.

It can also easily be blended into smoothies or combined with your favorite raw food desserts.

At Sunfood, we often use cacao paste to make our own raw chocolates. It's easier than you can imagine! Melt equal amounts of cacao paste and cacao butter, add a raw sweetener, vanilla powder, and a dash of Kalahari Salt. Put in a mold (or ice cube tray) and set in freezer to set. 

Discover your own mouthwatering combinations!

Ingredients 100% Pure Cacao Paste
Specifications Non-GMO Project Verified, Organic, CCOF, Raw, Vegan, Kosher
Storage Store in cool, dry place.


Customer Reviews

delicious and smoothy Review by hillemine
I use the paste for making my chocolate bars.
very smoothy , delicious taste.
and easy to use.

(Posted on 1/5/12)
Oh So Good Review by Faye
This tempered paste is smooth, dark, and rich. The butter and powder are seamlessly blended when stored properly. I do noticed that when I take it camping, where it is exposed to more temperature variation, that the oil will bloom and it initially tastes a bit chalkier. But it melts down just the same and will get you amped when needed. (Posted on 10/6/11)
wow texture! Review by rawgal5
Cacao paste is usually a bit crumbly for my taste, but this one is so smooth, I just eat it as is! What lovely texture and the taste is awesome too! (Posted on 8/31/11)

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