The plant Theobroma cacao comes from the Greek root θεός (theos), meaning "god", and βρῶμα (broma), meaning "food".
Chocolate; Food of the Gods.
This cacao is sourced from a co-op of 35 families in Southern Mexico cultivating ancient heirloom varieties of cacao. They are a grass roots project that supports families by working with their cacao strains. The Chiapas cacao is a white cacao, lighter, more heat opening and less aggravating to the digestive tract.
The seeds of the cacao tree were a major currency to Meso-American cultures throughout history. Rich in fats (40-60%), theobromine (a stimulating alkaloid), and a superior source of magnesium, this plant offers a lot of medicine. Theobromine is also found in some Ilex species, cassine and guaysua. There is also theophylline found in cacao, a compound with a similar structure and B-phenethylamine, tyramine, tryptamine, and serotonin.
How to prepare:
+ Boil 200mL water
+ Melt up to 5 tablespoons (50g) cacao per person into the drink.
+ Add a pinch of chilli/cayenne, cinnamon, cardamom or vanilla
+ Optional natural sweetener such as honey, agave syrup, maple, cane sugar. to taste
This product is 100% cacao paste, organically grown in Chiapas, Southern Mexico.
~ Documented/reported actions: stimulant, aphrodisiac, anti-oxidant, immunomodulant, bronchodilator, cardiotonic
~ Suggested dosage: up to 50g (ceremonial dose) per person
~ Store in cool, dark place
Latin name: Theobroma cacao
Common name: Chocolate, Cacao, Cocoa
Origin: Chiapas, Mexico
Part Used: Seed
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