Our cacao pasteis made from deeply flavorful, heirloom variety cacao beans. The cacao pods are hand-selected for quality beans, which are sun-dried then lightly fermented to bring out the rich, aromatic flavor. The cacao is stone-ground below 120 degrees into a smooth paste. It cools in sheets forming pure chocolate wafers. The cacao butter and powder are never separated from the bean. No other ingredients are added. This is the purest, unsweetened, raw cacao available. Melt and use to make raw truffles, brittle, bliss balls and more.
INGREDIENTS: Organic, Raw Cacao Paste
Allergy Warning: Packaged in a facility that processes various tree nuts
Wilderness Poets Cacao Products are made from the deeply flavorful, heirloom variety, Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional cacao beans. The interesting thing is our Cacao doesn't come from farms or farmers. It is wild, heirloom cacao.
Grown in high–elevation highly mineralized volcanic soil.
Watered by rain or deep mountain spring water, the trees are never irrigated by potentially contaminated rivers and streams.
Wild harvested and brought down on donkeys.
Mature, ripe cacao pods are harvested from trees that are between 30 and 80 years old.
The cacao pods are hand selected for quality beans, which are sundried (never gas dried) then lightly fermented to bring out the rich, aromatic flavor.
Arriba Nacional pods are hand selected and never acquired from aggregators thus no possible cross–contamination. (Our Coconut Sweetened Cacao nibs come from Peru).
Why We Love Cacao
Cacao, 'the food of the gods' has been used for centuries to boost energy and enhance mood.* Cacao is also high in the mineral magnesium, essential for helping the heart to pump blood efficiently, building strong bones, and lowering blood pressure. Cacao is a good source of sulfur, generating healthy skin, nails and hair. Cacao contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants on the planet, exceeding that of red wine, green tea and many other exotic fruits and vegetables.
High in Antioxidants
Excellent Source of Plant-based Iron
Full of Calcium and Magnesium
Natural Mood Elevator *
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.