The bean of the cacao plant is the nutritional flavorful source for all CHOCOLATE and COCOA products. Cacao contains a naturally rich supply of antioxidants, iron, magnesium and fiber. It is known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium and possesses many other essential minerals in significant quantities.
You hear that dark chocolate is good for you, well, that is why. Actual chocolate candy is made of cacao and the darker it is and the more percent cacao it contains, the better for you. If you have not tried raw cacao nibs, they are very bitter tasting, eating them alone are not too enjoyable!! Add them to bars, smoothies, or use them as yogurt or icecream toppers.
I made a yummy and healthy smoothie today with cacao nibs in it, here's the recipe:
~scoop natural peanut ~butter
this is a great snack for anyone esp for kids in the morning or after school!!
Cacao nibs are available at any health food store, they run about $13 a bag but last quite a while. A little goes a long way!
Enjoy and BE WELL