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Benefits of Cocoa For Cancer
Cancer is a disorder which is characterized by the abnormal growth of cells. This may be due to cancer causing agents or some genetic factors. These cancerous cells can spread to other parts of the body and begin the growth ofThese cancerous cells can spread to other parts of the body and begin the growth of a new cancer...
Is Cacao the same as Cocoa
Very simply put and to eliminate all confusion, cocoa comes from the cacao bean.The tree is called cacao tree or Theobroma cacao. Each cacao tree bears cacao pods which are as large as a football. Inside each pod, there are many cacao beans nestled inside white pulp.Once the fruit or pod is ripe, it is harvested, the cacao beans...
Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder
Cacao powder is got by crushing cacao beans. Cacao beans are got from cacao pods that are the fruits of the Theobroma cacao tree.This tree is found primarily in the tropical and Equatorial regions of Africa, Asia, Central and South America. When the cacao pods ripen, they are cut and the cacao beans are taken out and used to...
Benefits of Cacao Beans for Weight Loss
Obesity is a growing concern all over the world. It has far-reaching effects on one’s health and billions of dollars are spent on obesity-related disorders all over the world.In the US alone, over 300,000 premature deaths are caused due to obesity. What is Obesity and Why it is a problem? Obesity is a condition which is defined by the presence of...
Theobroma Cacao has been dubbed the ‘food of the gods’ in the Americas where it was first cultivated.It is considered a ‘superfood’ due to the high density of essential nutrients, very few side effects and proven health benefits. Cacao trees grow in the Amazon Basic, Orinoco River Basin, Ghana, Philippines,  Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Togo and a few...
Cacao tree also called cocoa tree or Theobroma (‘food of the gods’) cacao is an evergreen tree that grows to heights of 13-26 feet or 4-8m. It belongs to the Malvaceae family of the Theobroma genus.The cacao plant belongs to the tropical regions of America. Cocoa powder and chocolate are made from the seeds of the cacao plant.‘Cacao’ is...
Benefits of Organic Cacao
Cacao bean is got from the cacao tree. It was first grown in South and Central America around 1500 BC. Ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations used the entire fruit of the cacao tree for medicinal purposes.Slowly, Spanish conquerors introduced the cacao bean to Europe.   It is now farmed in many areas around the Amazon and Orinoco River Basins, several...
Benefits of Raw Cacao Nibs
The unprocessed form of chocolate is the cacao bean. This grows on the Theobroma cacao tree, native to South and Central America, Africa, Asian countries like Indonesia and Philippines and African countries like Ghana and the Ivory Coast.Each tree bears fruits called pods. When ripe, these pods are cut and they contain around 40-60 cacao seeds or beans. These...
Cacao Beans and Diabetes
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Glucose is required by the body for energy and cell growth – it is the body’s fuel source. When we eat, our food gets broken down to form glucose.For this process, we require insulin produced by the pancreas. The pancreas of diabetic patients may produce little or no insulin or body cells may not...