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GO SuperfoodsCocoa powder (RAW) Criollo - organic

GO Superfoods Cocoa powder (RAW) Criollo - organic
1 kg

Go Superfoods Criollo Cocoa powder is partially defatted, without added sugar and of raw quality to preserve its essential elements as much as possible. It has a mild chocolate flavour and very interesting health properties.
Cocoa is also an excellent source of magnesium and thus enables to fight against fatigue, stress and anxiety. As it also contains tryptophans (amino acids), which are producers and transmitters of serotonin in the body, and that the "happiness hormone" serotonin plays an essential role in mood by providing a feeling of appeasement, comfort, satisfaction and well-being, cocoa has in addition a greatly appreciated antidepressant effect.
Thanks to its high fiber content (30% for cadaopowder) cocoa can help limit constipation by stimulating intestinal transit and its polyphenols help fortify the intestinal mucosa, where the most important part (80 percent) of our immune system is located. Cocoa is also one of the richest food sources (about 10% for cocoa powder) of flavonoids, antioxidants which play a significant role in the prevention of certain diseases such as cancer and help fight against premature cellaging. The antioxidant capacity of cocoa would thus be 2-3 times higher than that of green tea and wine. As flavonoids limit the occurrence of bad cholesterol (LDL), dilate blood vessels, improve coagulation, they are also beneficial for the functioning of the arteries, blood pressure and blood circulation, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
However, cocoa has to be consumed with moderation because of its quite important energy supply and exciting properties due to its caffeine content (though less for cocoa beans (Theobroma cocoa), 0.1 to 0.4% than for Arabica coffee beans (Coffea arabica), 1.1%, or Robusta coffee beans (Coffea canephora), 2.2%, or tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) 2.5 to 5%).

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Latin name: Theobroma cacao


Fatreduced Criollo Cocoa beans meal*
* from certified organic agriculture

Origin: Peru


Raw quality Produkt. "Raw quality" food is treated below a maximum of 45°C, because enzymes and healthy nutriments (e.g. a large part of vitamins) are destroyed beyond this temperature.

Harvested by hand as pods, the raw beans are selected for the finest quality and fermented to reduce their initial bitterness. After cleaning the dried beans in natural water, they are peeled and their core extracted to be broken into “nibs”. These are ground into Cacao paste from which the fat will be extracted from the solid part and the residue dried and finely ground into cacao powder. This powder contains less fat and more fibre than the beans.

Table of contents

N.B. Also very rich in fibres: dried figs, prunes, psyllium, linseeds, chiaseeds, coconut meal, tigernut flour, cocoa beans or cocoa powder,...


Nutritional values per 100g

  • energy: 1506kJ / 361kcal
  • fat: 11,5g of which saturates: 6,9g, mono-unsaturates: 3,6g, poly-insaturates: 0,5g
  • carbohydrates: 23,9g of which sugars: 1,2g
  • fibre: 29,5g
  • protein: 25,8g
  • salt: 0g
  • phosphor : 793 mg
  • magnesium : 553 mg
  • iron: 7.2mg
  • manganese: 5.2mg
  • copper: 3.8 mg
In addition cocoa contains theobromine (euphoric, antitussive), phenylethylamine (precursor of serotonin, happiness molecule) and flavonoids that protect the skin from sunburn and aging.

Precautions for use

Keep fresh and dry.

Santi-shop code: GS039

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