Cacao nibs are essentially unprocessed chocolate. You can eat them raw, grind up and make chocolate or add to coffee, desserts, cereals & smoothies.
Suitable for a raw food diet.
- Contain flavanoids- (antioxidants)- help fight free radicals. Can help to improve health by altering cell-signalling pathways. The flavonoids have been shown to be readily available to human metabolism
They are a good source of
- magnesium– necessary for heart function, plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose
- chromium– trace mineral that helps balance blood sugar. Assists in detoxifying the liver
- tryptophan- an essential amino acid that is transformed into serotonin and melatonin, which along with dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine PEA) are neuro- transmitters associated with feelings of well-being
- Vitamin C– only present in raw cacao
- Omega 6 fatty acids
- Antioxidants– cacao contains a high concentration of antioxidants which include: polyphenols, catechins and epicatechins