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What are the benefits in cocoa beans

Updated: Apr 30


o beans are very rich in nutrients like magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, and manganese . They’re thought to be one of the richest food sources of magnesium .

Raw cacao beans are superfoods. Here are some of their awesome health benefits:

  • Antioxidant effects.

  • Cacao beans are absolutely packed with phenolic phytochemicals and flavonoids, which protect your cells against damage from free radicals

  • Boosts your mood and cognitive performance.

  • The main flavonoid in cacao, called epicatechin improves various aspects of cognition, preserve cognitive abilities during aging, and puts you in a better mood

  • Lowers blood pressure.

  • Flavanolds lower blood pressure and increase blood vessel flexibility

  • Protects your heart.

  • flavanols and procyanidins from cacao increased antioxidant capacity in the blood plasma and reduced platelet reactivity, resulting in a healthier heart

  • Regulates insulin levels.

  • Epicatechin, a flavanol in cacao, activates key proteins and help regulate glucose production

Cacao Nibs and Butter

Cacao nibs

are just cacao beans that manufacturers chop up into small pieces .You still get all the nutrients and antioxidant power of cacao beans. You can munch on these all by themselves or use them like you’d use chocolate chips.

Cacao butter

is made from the fattiest part of the cacao bean. It actually looks and tastes a bit like white chocolate, and you can use it during baking or even as a moisturizer.

cacao powder.

Cacao powder is popular in baking sweet treats – everything from cookies to fudge and cake. You can even use it in smoothies or coffees.

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