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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Imlak’esh Organics Cacao is sourced from farming cooperatives located in the coastal rainforest regions of the Ecuador. Our Cacao is regeneratively grown at an elevation of 500-1,000 feet, where the air is fresh and the soil is rich. We are committed to cultivating heirloom varieties native to the region, known for superior flavor, aromatics, and contribution to local biodiversity.
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!
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