- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: °C
- Steeping Time: mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Italy
Chocolate Chips, Vegan, 45% Cacao
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Health: The Mighty Cacao Bean - by Safiya Motala
Chocolate has a long and rich history. 4000-5000 years ago (about as old as tea!) the Aztecs were grinding cacao beans and adding to drinks and foods. From there it spread across the world, originally only a luxury the very wealthy could afford. Eventually, chocolate production became easier – the Industrial Revolution helped this – and chocolate became more accessible to all. Today, we see chocolate in everything from inexpensive candy bars to luxury truffles and drinking chocolate. The cacao bean is so widely loved, but only recently is coming into the spotlight as an ingredient on its own. Cacao nibs are great for snacking or cooking with, while real cacao powder is a great ingredient for beverages, baking, smoothies and more.
Luckily for us, these little beans not only make our beloved chocolate treats, they’re also full of health benefits!
- Antioxidants: Cacao beans are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight damage caused by free radicals in the body.
- Flavanoids: Basically the source of antioxidants, flavonoids...