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Cacao Wafers

… Food of the Gods!

Cacao Wafers are little disks of 100% pure cacao, made by slow grinding and tempering our organic cacao beans for over 24 hours to form a smooth, rich wafer.

This incredible superfood is a ‘whole food’ containing essential minerals, high levels of antioxidants, phytochemicals, dietary nutrients, healthy fats, and compounds — all of which promote the health and vitality of your overall well-being. Cacao will leave your mind and body smiling, energized, and ready to live vibrantly.

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Cacao Benefits

Cacao contains one of the highest antioxidant contents of any food on the planet, in addition to the essential minerals magnesium and iron. It also has energizing properties which come from theobromine compounds, an alkaloid similar to caffeine that can increase alertness and energy. Cacao is associated with elevated mood and blissfulness because of its natural compounds like anandamide, (nicknamed ‘the bliss chemical’) which promote heightened sensitivity and feelings of euphoria.1

It also contains the essential amino acid tryptophan: a precursor for serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of happiness! Cacao has also been linked to increased cardiovascular health including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

Live Vibrantly!

Theobromine for energy and mood.

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Rich in Antioxidants

With one of the highest antioxidant contents of any food, cacao extols a long list of benefits. An ounce of raw Cacao has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score of 17,3952. Antioxidants protect against damage from free radicals. They’re associated with anti-aging, a strong immune system, cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Raw Cacao 17,395 ORAC
Acai Berries 5,182 ORAC
Blueberries 672 ORAC
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High in Magnesium

Cacao is one of the best sources of bioavailable magnesium, an essential mineral for supporting metabolism, energy, heart health, and relaxation. Each serving contains 86 mg. Magnesium is one of the most common deficiencies in the world. No wonder people crave chocolate so much!

Cacao Wafers 86 mg
Almonds 75 mg
Spinach 22 mg
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Full of Theobromine

Theobromine is a natural alkaloid is linked to increased alertness and energy, similar to caffeine but without the crash 3. This compound in found in cacao is associated with a blissful body and mind buzz. It stimulates the nervous system to energize the body while having a calming effect on the brain. It also relaxes smooth muscles which can aid in breathing, lowering blood pressure, and minimizing gastrointestinal problems.

Nutrition comparisons are based on one ounce servings.
Information from NutritionalData.

Traditional Medicine

Cacao is highly prized by cultures across the globe for its incredible health benefits. Hailed by Mayan Kings as “Food of the Gods,” cacao contains unique compounds known for its invigorating and uplifting powers, as well as its focus-enhancing and energy-increasing effects.

In ancient Aztec culture, Cacao was exclusively used to make a sacred beverage, ‘Xocoatl.” Cacao is considered a powerful superfood, healing plant by ancient cultures worldwide. It has long been used in ceremonies and rituals, throughout Mesoamerican history. Today, people in many countries continue to hold cacao ceremonies for special celebrations.

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Ingredients:

Organic 100% Cacao

Packaged in a facility that also processes tree nuts. May contain shell fragments.

This food is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements not evaluated by the FDA.

CA Prop 65 requires warning that this product may contain heavy metals known to the State to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Cacao Story

Imlak’esh Organics Cacao is sourced from farming cooperatives located in the ‘cloud forest’ region of the Peruvian Andes Mountains. Our Cacao is organically grown at an elevation of 6,000 feet, where the air is fresh and the soil is rich. We strive to source from heirloom varieties native to the region, known for superior flavor, aromatics, and contribution to local biodiversity.

Imlakesh Sourcing Map, Cacao

Our Heirloom Cacao is ethically harvested using traditional hand-picking methods and sun drying process.

 

We work directly with small family farms in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

In addition to supporting small farmers through our sourcing, we donate 5% of our annual profits to eco-social projects that benefit people and planet. Your support of Imlak’esh Organics is felt by thousands of farmers around the world.

We created our 5% for the People program to invest in a brighter future.

Supporting Traditional Cacao Cultivation

Imlak’esh supports an organic Cacao industry that provides economic opportunity in indigenous communities. Not only do we work directly with small family farms, but we also ensure a living wage for everyone involved in Cacao’s cultivation, which has a rich cultural history in Peru.

Read more about our sourcing journey and meet some of our farmers.

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Cacao Wafer Uses

…melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey goodness!

Enjoy the intensity of 100% cacao by letting them sit on your tongue and melt into your mouth slowly or by pairing with honey. These wafers are perfect for creating your own chocolate bars; try adding Cacao Nibs or Sacha Inchi for an extra crunchy treat. For a good time, grab a handful of Cacao before getting groovy on the dance floor!

Rich & Smooth

Imlakesh Macambo Bean, Half-Cut

Chocolate Fondue

Slowly melt the wafers into a thick, rich, chocolatey liquid and for a fondue party.

Sacha Inchi Cacao Dessert

Vegan Desserts

Cacao wafers are easy to use for both baked goods and raw treats.

Chocolatey Elixirs

Create warm cacao concoctions to share with friends and family by a fire.

Recipes with Cacao Wafers

Sources

1Chocolate: A Study.” Kristen Bruinsma, MS; Douglas L. Taren, PhD.WebMD. Journal of The American Dietetic Association.
2Raw Cacao, Chocolate and ORAC. US department of Agriculture/Journal of American Chemical Society
3 “What is Theobromine?“ AccoBio.

 

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