Dark 72pc Raw Chocolate Coconut Loving Earth Organic (80g)

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  • Brand: Loving Earth
  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Certified organic (ACO), Fairtrade
  • Suitable for gluten free diets
  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • GMO-free, BPA-free and not tested on animals
  • Short URL: http://obg.com.au/750
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    72% Dark Chocolate - just 2 ingredients - Raw Cacao from Peru and Coconut Nectar from Java.

    Dairy & Cane Sugar Free. Made with Single Origin, Certified Organic Raw Cacao from Peru - 72% raw cacao. Sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar. Hand-made in Melbourne.

    * Cane sugar free
    * gluten free
    * dairy free
    * vegan
    * kosher parveve
    * low GI
    * 100% biodegradeable packaging, recycled materials, vegetable ink.

    Signature dark chocolate 72% - It is for the purists, who like their chocolate pure and intensely dark, yet wonderfullly smooth. The cacao content is actually higher because the cacao is raw and unprocessed. Hence, richer in anti-oxidants than a conventionally processed 72% cacao content chocolate bar.

    Serving Suggestion:
    Eat a square or two for a delicious, energising snack. Even better when shared with someone you love!

    Loving Earth's Certified Organic Raw Organic Dark Chocolate 72% (80g) - Single Origin Cacao.
    Ingredients: Certified Organic Fair Trade raw cacao beans, Fair Trade Organic evaporated coconut nectar.
    Minimum cacao: 72%

    Store: best between 15°C - 22°C.

    Origin: Cacao from Peru, Australian made
    Certification: ACO (Australian Certified Organic)

    Nutritional information:
    Serving Size 8.9g (2 squares)
                                           Per Serve        Per 100g
    Energy                           199kj (47kcal)  2240kj (533kcal)
    Protein                           0.9g                  9.7g
    Fat-total                         3.0g                  33.7g
       - saturated                  1.6g                  18.0g
    Carbohydrate-total         4.5g                  50.9g
       - sugars                       2.5g                  28.0g
    Sodium                           2mg                   23mg

    Packaging: Every Loving Earth chocolate bar comes to you in a plant-based inner wrapper to max imise freshness and extend shelf life. These wrappers are not made of plastic and are compostable. The boxes which contain our wrapped chocolate bars are made from 80% recycled post consumer card board and are printed with vegetable inks.

    More on Raw Cacao:
    Raw chocolate is a simple yet revolutionary approach to chocolate.

    What is it?
    Loving Earth chocolate is made with raw Cacao. This means our chocolate has up to twice as may antioxidants as conventional chocolate. We use organic evaporated coconut nectar (a natural, low GI sweetener) instead of cane sugar to create this delicious chocolate bar. It contains no cane sugar or dairy and is suitable for vegans.

    This raw dark chocolate has a nice clean snap and smooth texture and beautifully complex flavour.  The evaporated coconut nectar gives the flavour a wonderful depth with toffee citrusy notes while making the bar extremely healthy.  You are able to enjoy all the powerful antioxidants in the cacao with the low GI mineral rich sweetness of the coconut sugar.

    It is essentially uncooked, unprocessed chocolate in its pure rich essential form sweetened with our organic coconut sugar (a low GI sweetener). It is a wickedly decadent healthy treat. The cacao beans are not roasted and this means that their wealth of phytonutrients are fully intact. Our Raw chocolate has been independently tested by Southern Cross University to have up to 2 times the antioxidants of conventionally processed chocolate. (See comparison below)

    Fairtrade: The raw cacao from the premium Criollo cacao bean has been bought from the Satipo Cocoa Co-operative, Peru for more than 15% above the fairtrade price. Loving Earth also supports the Satipo Community by helping them add as much value as possible to raw materials at the point of origin.

    Raw Cacao beans contain 10 grams of flavonol antioxidants per 100 grams, which is an incredible 10%. Research has also demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. In the adjacent table you can see that raw cocoa powder has set the world record for antioxidants with nearly 4 times the amount of antioxidants as Goji Berries.

    The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.

    ORAC Scores for top 10 Antioxidant foods per 100g
    1)     Loving Earth Raw Cacao Powder*     98,000
    2)     Raw Cacao Nibs**     62,100
    3)     Loving Earth Raw Dark Chocolate*     27,900
    4)     Roasted Cocoa Powder     26,000
    5)     Goji Berries**     25,300
    6)     Acai Berries**     18,500
    7)     Dark Chocolate     13,120
    8)     Prunes     5,770
    9)     Raisins     2,830
    10)     Blueberries     2,400
    Source: US department of Agriculture
    * Tested by Southern Cross University
    ** Tested by Brunswick Laboratories, MA, USA

    Magnesium for the Heart and Brain:
    Raw cacao is the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. Magnesium is the most important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose. So when there is an abundance of magnesium the brain works with clarity and focus.

    Mood elevators and Anti-depressants:
    Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Both PEA and Anandamide (the bliss chemical) are found in abundance in the brains of happy people and are particularly released when we are feeling happy. Both of these nuerotransmitters are present in raw cacao in large enough quanitities to affect the brain and lift our moods. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that keep neurotransmitters in the bloodstream for longer without being broken down.

    We have all experienced the positive feelings associated with eating chocolate, now we have access to pure raw unadalterated chocolate in the form of organic raw cacao. This is much more potent than the processed chocolate and doesn't have any sugar or dairy products blocking the positive effects of all the goodies in raw cacao. My experience is that eating 11 raw cacao beans is enough to experience a blissful sense of well being.

    • Brand: Loving Earth
    • Product Code: F00750
    • Shipping Weight: 0.2 kg
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