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CEREMONIAL CACAO, CUYANCÙA - EL SALVADOR

CEREMONIAL CACAO, CUYANCÙA - EL SALVADOR

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Our family estate 

This cacao was grown with great care in a large regenerative agroforestry system, respecting the environment, natural cycles, avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals in order to protect the ecosystem and those who work there.

We believe in the beauty of the cacao ritual and its ancient role in Mesoamerican culture. For this reason, we have created a cocoa mass with a rough texture, obtained by stone pressing cocoa beans. 

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Ingredients: 100% stone ground cacao beans

[WITH NO ADDED SUGAR]

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ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THIS CACAO

A unique gem in the world. This is the cacap that grew on our family estate, known as Finca Cuyancùa, located in the municipality of Izalco, El Salvador, once known as one of the most cacao-growing areas in all of Mesoamerica. An area formerly populated by the ancient Mayan civilization. Our cacao grows near spring water sources, surrounded by tropical forest trees, in a dense agroforestry system in harmony with the ecosystem and people.

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Plantation :  Finca Cuyancùa , Izalco, El Salvador, Central America
Traceability : Cocoa from our plantation
Cocoa variety: Fino de Aroma, Trinitario-Acriollado 
Roasting: light and short
Processing: stone ground, not conched, not tempered
Collection : March 2021 – May 2022
Flavour : specialty coffee, plums, orange blossom
Bitter intensity: low
What it looks like : in cubes. Due to its acriollada genetics, it has a light brown color (it is natural to notice whitish spots on cocoa, especially in summer due to high temperatures - this effect is due to the crystallization of cocoa butter).
Packaging: FSC certified paper packaging (PAP81)

TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE MESOAMERICAN STYLE COCOA DRINK

A delicious and nutritious drink with our cocoa can replace coffee in the morning and contribute to the health of the nervous system, cognitive system and heart. It also helps strengthen immune defenses thanks to the action of flavonoids, antioxidants present in cocoa. Cocoa is also considered a mood-improver , that is, it helps - thanks to the content of the amino acid tryptophan - to the production of serotonin, a good mood hormone, thus improving our emotional state. Cocoa contains neurotransmitters and bliss molecules, such as anandamide, an endocannabinoid that is produced by our body, and which is further stimulated with cocoa, giving us a feeling of well-being and pleasure. You can drink it in the morning, during or after your meditation session, you can use it for holistic purposes, in cocoa circles to untie emotional knots, and introduce it into your diet with awareness.

FOR PREPARATION…

Chop 15-20 g of cocoa with the help of a knife. Heat some mineral water (equivalent to a large teacup – 180-200 ml) or if you prefer, use a vegetable drink of your choice.

Pour the freshly cut cocoa into the saucepan, and little by little add the hot water (not boiling, otherwise it will alter the flavor of the cocoa and its properties); mix it until it dissolves completely. Add the remaining water. If you don't want to use the saucepan, you can use a blender or a simple milk frother. The traditional drink is bitter, but if you really can't resist, you can add a date to the blender, or a little honey.

For a functional effect, an excellent solution is the use of medicinal herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, chili pepper, damiana, ashwagandha, turmeric, ginger and so on. In Mesoamerica, part of modern-day Central America, cocoa is often prepared with a corn paste.

Serve it in your favorite cup.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES PER 100 g

Energy: 2772 Kj, 657 Kcal
Fat: 52 g, of which saturated fatty acids: 33 g
Carbohydrates: 28 g, of which sugars: 1.1 g
Fibre: 14 g, Protein: 14 g, Salt: 0.01 g
Potassium: 762 mg, Magnesium: 225 mg, Iron: 2.6 mg


SOME RECOMMENDATIONS:


- Some people claim that there is a specific "ceremonial" dose and that it is 40 g per person. However, we recommend not to exceed 30 g per person. In the case of daily and continuous use, a use of around 10-15 g would be more appropriate. max. Otherwise it is best to use it every other day.

- Since it is pure cocoa paste, it becomes a real, very energetic food; for this reason, it should be drunk with awareness and caution, avoiding excesses, and preferring a varied and balanced diet.

- Consult your specialist if you are pregnant or have serious heart conditions.

- The stimulating and energizing effect of cocoa begins about half an hour after its intake. We recommend drinking a glass of water before and after to aid absorption and digestion.

ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE:

VEGAN FRIENDLY, WITHOUT LECITINS, WITHOUT ADDED FLAVORS, WITHOUT PRESERVATIVES, WITHOUT MILK, WITHOUT GLUTEN

SHIPPING IN ITALY

Orders are processed within 1-3 days and are shipped from our lab in Olbia, Sardinia. Shipping is free only for Italy over €60.00 with courier deliveries in 2-4 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). For orders under €60.00, the cost of standard shipping is €4.99 and Express shipping is €9.99 . All shipments are strictly tracked.

International Shippings

Deliveries in Europe take approximately up to 3-7 working days after the dispatch of the parcel, but also for the United States and main cities around the globe. If you are based abroad Europe: please keep in mind it is your responsibility to pay any taxes or customs charges that may be incurred once the items arrive in your country. From our side, we will prepare all the documents and invoices needed for a smooth custom clearance. You'll receive the tracking number for your reference.

 PRODUCED WITH LOVE IN SARDINIA FROM COCOA BEANS

 

 

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Demi Vulnera

Grazie per questo meraviglioso cacao 💗 ha un buon profumo ed ho apprezzato il bigliettino che c'era nel pacco. Cacao di ottima qualità ed energia

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Gilda Tamburini
Fantastico

Ho imparato a usare il cacao crudo dalla mia maestra di yoga. Adesso tutti i giorni bevo una tazza di cacao sciolto nell’acqua quando faccio meditazione. Sono molto grata a vaicacao per il loro meraviglioso cacao cerimoniale. cuyancua è ottimo. viene dalla piantagione di famiglia e si sente che è lavorato con amore.

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Barbara Rossi Prudente

CEREMONIAL CACAO · CUYANCÙA EL SALVADOR

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Georgeta Staicut(Laichici)

love

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Randi Storeng

Lovely cacao, fast delivering