CEREMONIAL COCOA TUZANTÀN · CHIAPAS, MEXICO
CEREMONIAL COCOA TUZANTÀN · CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Tuzantàn is the name we have given to this cocoa grown and processed with great attention by the association of cocoa growers of "El Vado", made up of 14 cocoa producing families, who have entered into an alliance with Finca La Rioja, where the cocoa it is fermented, dried and prepared for export. With this alliance, they are trying to preserve the nature of their territory, redeeming and valorizing the cocoa that has always been present in this area, as well as finding sustainable work alternatives for the local people.
We believe in the beauty of the cocoa 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. This pasta will allow you to discover a new aspect of this functional food.
Ingredients: 100% stone ground cocoa beans
[WITH NO ADDED SUGAR]
ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THIS COCOA
El Vado is a small area located in the municipality of Tuzantán, Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas was the center of the cocoa trade in Mesoamerica. El Vado cocoa grows on the slopes of the Sierra Madre along rough, winding roads, in the shadow of the imposing mountains. This cocoa grows at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level. The plantations along the road are owned by the inhabitants of El Vado along an area of about 5 kilometers. This cocoa is made from cocoa beans grown and harvested by 14 different cacaoteros who have entered into a strategic alliance with Finca La Rioja.
Micro-region: El Vado, Tuzantàn (Finca La Rioja), Chiapas, Mexico
Traceability : Cocoa purchased through one of our trusted partners
Cocoa variety: Fino de aroma, Local genetics (Soconusco)
Roasting: light and short
Processing: stone ground, not tanned, not tempered
Collection : November-December 2022
Aroma : Pepper, Tobacco, Green Notes, Tropical Spices
Bitter intensity: Medium - 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: Packaging in FSC certified paper (PAP81) - Place in paper
WHY PURE CEREMONIAL COCOA?
A delicious and nutritious drink made from our cocoa can replace coffee in the morning and contribute to the health of the nervous system, cognitive system and heart. It also contributes to strengthening the immune system thanks to the action of flavonoids, antioxidants present in cocoa. Cocoa is also considered a mood-improver, that is, thanks to the content of the amino acid tryptophan, it helps the production of serotonin, the good mood hormone, thus improving our emotional state. Cocoa contains neurotransmitters and bliss molecules, such as anandamide, an endocannabinoid 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.
PREPARE YOUR PERSONAL COCOA AND RITUAL
Cut about 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 chopped cocoa into a saucepan and add the hot water little by little (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 can't 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 in the blender or a little honey or sugar of your choice.
For a functional effect, an excellent solution is the use of medicinal herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, chili pepper, ashwagandha, turmeric, ginger and so on.
Finally, prepare your personal space and serve it in your favorite cup. Breathe and set your intentions for a wonderful day or relaxing afternoon.
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 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 mass, 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.
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.
HANDMADE PRODUCED WITH LOVE IN SARDINIA, FROM COCOA BEANS
Ciao io sono Valter ,
Volevo dare un mio parere su questo
Cacao Medicina . Oltre a essere un alimento squisito e rigenerante , ha il potere di aprire il Cuore con Gioia alla giornata che arriva .
Ringrazio Madre Terra per tutte le piante che costituisce, al Cacao Curandero e a voi che lo portare in Italia .
Un cacao dal gusto delicato, ma piacevolissimo!
I decided to buy ceremonial cacao for a ceremony in my retreat and this cacao made everything special! The taste is amazing and I deeply appreciate the fact that was already cut in cubes. Will recommend for sure!
Havent had a chance to trie it yet since i bought two tipes. I am still on other sort of cacao
Già tagliandolo si sente una consistenza diversa, probabilmente contiene una percentuale di burro minore, ma molto buono in ogni caso ! Perfetto secondo me per i periodi estivi.