Cacao Butter, 454 g
Type: Healthy Fats
Organic, raw cacao butter sourced from the best cacao beans, processed to minimize toxins, and carefully stored to prevent contamination from heavy metals and fungi.
Eating a high quality Cacao Butter, has tons of benefits. People who eat high quality chocolate have lower markers of inflammation than those who eat regular chocolate. Studies indicate people who consume the highest amounts of dark chocolate are at least 53% more likely to experience enhanced cardiovascular health.
Upgraded Cacao Butter is designed to be the highest quality chocolate. All chocolate is produced by fermentation, and 80% of South American chocolate sampled recently had mold contamination. 64% of the microbes that ferment chocolate create toxins called mycotoxins. These toxins, even at so-called 'safe' levels approved for commodity chocolate, contribute to feelings of weakness, sickness, and lethargy.
We start with rare, wild, hand-harvested South American cacao beans from a single small region at high elevation with rich volcanic soil. High elevations reduce the amount of mold in the environment. The trees are watered with pollution-free mountain stream water. We selected a heritage cacao species in the Arriba family from decades-old trees, some as old as 75 years. At no time do we use aggregators or wholesalers so there is no chance of low-quality hybrid species of cacao entering our supply chain. Experienced craftsmen harvest the ripe cacao pods and bring them to the nearby, dedicated processing facility.
By gently harvesting the pods, keeping them raw, and using artisan equipment to crush the beans, Upgraded™ Cacao Butter retains the antioxidant quality all the way from the wilderness to your mouth. The quality and flavor is impacted by the fermentation and processing methods. Normally, there is very little control over what bacteria ferment the cocoa, which often produces unwanted flavors and bad batches. Upgraded™ Cacao Butter avoids this problem by using a dedicated, closed, single-source facility at high altitude in South America with a short fermentation process. There are simply fewer opportunities for the bad molds to enter the process. We store the beans in a climate-controlled facility. The way cocoa beans are stored has a large impact on the different kinds of mold and fungi present on the beans. Improper storage, which is common in commodity beans, increases fungi levels.
Antioxidant Super Food
Inflammation is known to negatively affect our health in many aspects. Upgraded Cacao Butter is packed with antioxidants and compounds that help reduce inflammation.
Cocoa has a greater antioxidant capacity than black tea, green tea, and red wine. Cocoa also has more antioxidants than “super-fruits” like Acai, pomegranate, and blueberry. When you eat dark chocolate, there is an immediate boost in your blood antioxidant levels. People who eat high quality chocolate are more likely to have less inflammation than those who eat regular chocolate. People who consume the highest amounts of dark chocolate are far more likely to experience better cardiovascular health.
How Upgraded™ Chocolate Betters Heart Health
Your heart is one of the organs most affected by inflammation, and dark chocolate is just as good for heart health as it is for Valentine’s Day. Studies show that eating dark chocolate can directly improve heart and vascular function. Dark chocolate can even help protect against some of the negative effects of smoking.
Consuming Upgraded™ Cacao Butter and other foods with high antioxidant content and low mycotoxin content can help boost the body’s ability to keep blood flowing healthfully so you can be and do more.
Make your own Chocolate with Cacao Butter, it's extremely easy, just try!!!
You can mix Chocolate Powder and Cacao Butter together at very low heat to make your own Chocolate bars or even fudge (more Chocolate Powder makes bars, more Cacao Butter makes fudge). To create that irresistible creamy flavor, we recommend adding Vanila Powder, and if you’d like it sweet, you can add raw honey to taste.
To make delicious hot chocolate, blend Chocolate Powder and Cacao Butter in 1-2 cups hot water with raw honey.
Last but not least, you have not truly lived until you’ve blended cacao powder and cacao butter into your morning cup of coffee, making a full-fledged Mocha. It adds a delectable hint of satisfying chocolate taste.