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Ceremonial Cacao Cacahuatique, Antico Criollo bianco - El Salvador

Ceremonial Cacao Cacahuatique, Antico Criollo bianco - El Salvador

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We are very happy to be able to share this treasure from our El Salvador with you. We present to you our limited edition of this artisanal cocoa paste, made with rare white Criollo cocoa beans.

This cocoa 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 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.

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Ingredients: 100% stone-ground "criollo" cocoa beans

[WITH NO ADDED SUGAR]

__________________________________________________________________________ ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THIS COCOA

These beans come from Copinol Escondido, a beautiful and small estate whose owner, Elmer Martinez, is always committed to the conservation and redemption of the local varieties of criollo found on the Cacahuatique hill. This hill, located above the towns of Ciudad Barrios and Osicala in the province of Morazán, derives its name from the Mayan language Quiché, which translates to "Hill of the Cocoa Gardens." El Salvador has always hidden unique treasures, and this cocoa is precisely one of those that are rarely found, but above all are redeemed by visionary people, who do their best every day to be able to preserve them.

LIMITED EDITION

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Exact origin: Cacahuatique, Finca Copinol Escondido, El Salvador
Traceability : Cocoa purchased directly from the plantation by us
Cocoa variety: Local genetics Criollo pure white (Tested with DNA analysis)
Roasting: light and short
Processing: stone ground, not tanned, not tempered
Collection : September 2022
Aroma : Walnuts, almonds, honey, nectar, macadamia
Bitter intensity: low or almost absent
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 DRINK PURE COCOA IN THE MORNING

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.

HOW TO PREPARE IT:

Crush approximately 15 - 20 g of cocoa according to your personal preferences, with the help of a knife. Heat some 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 a saucepan, and little by little add hot water (not boiling, otherwise it will alter the flavor of the cocoa and its important 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 and set your intentions.

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


RECOMMENDATIONS:


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

- 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.

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Nida Umit Sahin

cacao hugs

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Alessandra
Come un caldo abbraccio

Questo Cacao ha coinvolto tutti i miei sensi: all'inizio mi sono stupita del profumo da crudo, molto più dolce degli altri che ho provato, e del colore chiaro (quasi caramello). Al tatto è liscio e compatto e, mentre gli altri tendono a sbriciolarsi sotto il coltello, questo crea delle sottili scaglie che rendono la mescolatura con l'elemento liquido molto semplice. Il profumo della bevanda pronta è ancora più vellutato e scende come crema liquida, quasi assente l'amaro, toni molto caldi e dolci che ti avvolgono come in un caldo abbraccio. L'ho gustato con latte di mandorla non zuccherato, curcuma e cannella. Mi sono innamorata!

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Fernanda Carrea
Buonissimo

Eccellente cacao, poco amaro, veramente piacevole. Consigliatissimo.

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Anonimo
Cura

Ha donato molta cura e gentilezza

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Natallia
Buonissimo...

E' un Cacao deliziosissimo, particolare,il mio preferito...del mio cuore...