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DESCRIPTION

Cacao, Theobroma cacao

Cacao is an evergreen tree in the Malvaceae family and native to deep tropical regions of Central and South America. The seeds of the Cacao fruit are inside a pod and then made into chocolate through an intricate process.

Cacao (Theobroma cacao) comes from the Greek words for “food of the gods”; from theos, meaning “god,” and broma, meaning “food”.


USES

  • Cacao is extremely high in antioxidants and may help prevent heart disease.
  • Cacao has Theobromine that is a stimulant and also helps relax muscles, dilate blood vessels and decrease blood pressure.
  • Cacao has anandamide which is a cannabinoid that helps the body utilize serotonin and create bliss sensations in the body, also giving an anti-stress reaction.