Matakana Organic Cacao Nibs 230g
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Cacao nibs are a delicious crunchy snack with a rich chocolate taste. Sourced from the finest heritage Criollo cacao beans in Peru, our Organic Cacao Nibs are a yummy addition to baking and trail mixes or enjoyed straight out of the pack. Criollo cacao also contains very high levels of antioxidants – 96,000 on the ORAC scale. They are lightly toasted to maintain nutritional integrity.
Reduce fatigue Stress management Mental health Muscle and nerve function Antioxidants Source of Magnesium Cacao is one of the best food sources of magnesium available. A large majority of western society are deficient in this stress-busting mineral due to poor food choices, excess alcohol/caffeine consumption and high stress levels. Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic processes within the body. It is key to ensuring a good night’s sleep as well as proper muscle and nerve function. Adequate magnesium consumption also ensures clarity of mind and helps to reduce feelings of stress and fatigue. Mood Booster Cacao products have the ability to improve our feelings of wellbeing due to their positive effect on a number of key neurotransmitters known for their anti-depressant abilities such as serotonin, dopamine, phenylethylamine and anandamide.
These chemicals have been shown to be highest in happy people and are responsible for lifting our mood and are often referred to as our ‘bliss’ chemicals. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors) which are able to enhance this mood boosting effect as they slow down the degradation of these neurotransmitters, helping to extend their blissful effect. Antioxidants Due to cacao being minimally processed it has extremely high levels of antioxidants with an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score of around 96,000μMol, nearly double that of regular cocoa powder.
Third-Party Research for Health Practitioners “Statements have been included for the interests of consumer health education and are not intended to imply that such ingredients have been approved under the Medicines Act for the prevention or treatment of specific diseases or medical conditions. You should seek appropriate Healthcare professional advice for any medical condition”
Add to cereal, trail mix, smoothies, ice cream and baking.
Reseal pouch and store in a cool dry place or refrigerate for maximum shelf-life.