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Raw Cacao

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by 2302 · April 18, 2014 at 3:36 PM

More and more we hear about how dark chocolate has many health benefits. If one consumes Raw Organic Cacao Power (in a smoothie or something), does that contain all the health benefits without any added ingredients? (aka sugar, etc). Thanks! (more)

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samc 0 · April 18, 2014 at 4:12 AM

That is the basic ingredient in chocolate bars, etc. I like to grind it fresh from the nibs.

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by 0 · November 23, 2013 at 6:49 AM

I read that its really easy to melt them but when I've tried they got nowhere near melted :( do they actually melt?

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samc 0 · November 22, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Finely grind them and mix with some GF butter or coconut oil and some honey for a great homemade dark chocolate. Freshly ground I eat them with a spoon and some almond butter.

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I usually make 3 oz 100 % dark chocolate bars with 9 tablespoons organic raw cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons coconut oil. The thing is, coconut oil is expensive as hell. Do you think it will still taste good with unsalted butter instead of coconut... (more)

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juju 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I does still taste good with butter rather than coconut oil (it is cocoa powder and butter...how can you lose?) The texture is different, however. When you make it with butter it softer. I like to combine coconut oil and butter when I make it.... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa makes me anxious. Raw Cacao does not make me anxious. Or so it seems. Does one have caffeine and the other not, or do they both contain caffeine?

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greymouser 0 · April 10, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Contrary to what most people believe, chocolate does not contain a significant amount of caffeine - about 2mg/g. It does however contain more theobromine - about 15mg/g. Both chemicals are xanthines, and many xanthines are stimulants. Summary:... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I read amazing benefits of consuming raw cacao, then come across reading the negative effects of cacao. I don't know which side I should stand on. Testimonials speak volumes, and maybe I should guinea pig myself with cacao, but has anyone out... (more)

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SlightlyReworded 0 · October 24, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Regarding any form of cacao: My mood noticeably improves when I include cocoa powder or dark chocolate. Also, this is less scientific, but my exercise recovery sucked more during the times when I wasn't including these in my diet, so I associate... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

These two seem to differ. http://www.morethanalive.com/Cacao-Organic-Raw-Powder?s=cacao http://www.cheftalk.com/t/19794/whats-difference-between-cacao-powder-and-cocoa-powder (more)

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cliff_1 0 · October 24, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Raw cacao isn't roasted but pretty much all of them are not raw as they reach temps in excess of 150 degrees during fermentation. Raw cacao is a marketing gimic, the first link you posted is classic pseudo-science magic cacao BS. They claim... (more)

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by 7063 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I have heard conflicting opinion on whether raw cacao is safe - One quote reads: "No animal in nature will eat it unless tricked into it with milk or sugar. If you can convince an animal to eat it then it greatly shortens their life span if it... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · March 18, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I certainly don't need to be tricked into consuming raw cacao, I've got some raw beans and they're pretty tasty (as you'd expect of 100% chocolate). They certainly don't contain any super 'raw' benefits, but neither is there any reason to think it... (more)