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the benefits of cacao

14th September 2016 by Jess

The best cacao nibs and powders come from Peruvian cacao beans, which dry out in the heat of the tropical sun before being ground. It’s one of the easiest superfoods to add to your daily routine. It has the chocolate taste of cocoa powder, but with a richer caramel flavour and more nutritional benefits.

cacao benefits

Cacao is one of the most nutrient-rich superfoods.

Because cacao is natural and unrefined, it's packed full of dietary fibre and a source of protein. Our nutritionist Jess recommends getting enough protein everyday to help maintain healthy muscle growth.

It’s high in iron and magnesium which both help reduce tiredness and fatigue, copper to support your immune system, and manganese to help release energy.

It also contains potassium which helps to maintain normal blood pressure. What a delicious way to get a superboost in your diet!

Jess with cacao

Our cacao powder and cacao nibs are 100% pure with absolutely nothing added, just natural cacao beans.

Jess, graze nutritionist

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Cacao nibs on the other hands make a great chocolate chip substitute, perfect for cookies, granola and smoothie bowl toppers.

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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