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Organic, low fermented Cacao Nibs.

These nibs are the lowest fermentation possible, closest to unfermented. Cacao beans can begin to ferment while still in the pod on the tree. These beans are removed from the pods, washed and dried immediately. They are the closest to the natural fruit. Cacao contains a wide array of unique properties and minerals, including high levels of sulfur and magnesium.

It may increase your focus and alertness and contains nutrients to keep you happy.

Unfermented cacao seeds are more psycho-active then the low fermented chocolate beans and they taste bitter. You can eat the whole seed or peel them. Cacao may seem to diminish your appetite, perhaps due to its MAO inhibitors (monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors). Cacao's rare MAO inhibitors may allow serotonin and additional neurotransmitters to circulate in the brain. It also may facilitate youthening and rejuvenation, according to some.

Here are some more of the key health benefits of cacao beans:

  1. Rich in antioxidants: Cacao beans are packed with antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols. These compounds help neutralize free radicals in the body, protecting cells from oxidative damage and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

  2. Mood enhancement: Cacao beans contain several natural compounds, including phenylethylamine (PEA) and anandamide, that can boost mood and promote feelings of happiness and well-being. They may also stimulate the release of endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones.

  3. Cardiovascular health: The flavonoids in cacao beans have been associated with cardiovascular benefits. They can help improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease the risk of heart disease.

  4. Nutritional content: Cacao beans are a good source of essential nutrients, including fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. They also contain beneficial fats, such as oleic acid, which is a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

  5. Brain health: The flavonoids in cacao beans have been linked to improved cognitive function and brain health. They may enhance memory, attention, and focus and may have neuroprotective effects against age-related cognitive decline.