Choc Chip Turkish Delight Luvju Raw Superfood Loving C.Org (45g)

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  • Best Before (not an expiry date): 15-Sep-2018
  • Produced by: Loving Earth
  • Country of origin: Australia & Imported
  • Certified organic (ACO)
  • Suitable for gluten free diets
  • Suitable for vegans and all types of vegetarians
  • GMO-free, BPA-free and not tested on animals
  • Product code: F02302
  • Short URL: http://obg.com.au/2302
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2kg (0.3lb)
  • This product can be shipped to: Australia & Worldwide (check customs)


SPECIAL $3.90! Our Usual Special Price $4.25 RRP$4.45

A lush combination of sour cherries, pure organic rose essential oil and chunks of our Coconut Mylk Chocolate (20%) gives you this unique take on the classic Turkish delight.
 
Fairly Traded Single Origin.

This Luvju blends together the sweet tang of sour cherries with generous chunks of our Coconut Mylk Chocolate. Our chocolate uses premium Amazonico Criollo Cacao sourced from Peru. There is also the delicate hint of organic rose essential oil, which results in a deliciously unique but healthy snack, reminiscent of the Turkish delight.

At Loving Earth, our combination of ingredients, in their raw form, is not only healthy and pure, but also delicious in a way that simply can’t be imagined without tasting it.

The wrapper is compostable and made using sustainably managed renewable resources such as non-GMO corn and wood cellulose.
 
How to enjoy:
Our Luvju makes for a deliciously healthy snack.

    Cane Sugar Free
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Low GI
    Vegan
    Fair Trade

Ingredients: Organic Raw Cashews, organic dates, organic sour cherries, Organic Raw Cacao Nibs, Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar (5%), Organic Coconut, Organic Raw Cacao Butter, Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, organic rose essential oil, Organic Raw Cacao (11% min).

Made in a facility that also handles nuts.
 
Store: Please Note: During the warmer months our chocolate can sometimes melt in transit. There is an increased chance of this in the case of our Caramel and Carob chocolates since it includes raw cashews and whole coconut flesh, both of which contain healthy oils with a low melting point.
Feel free to store in the refrigerator at anytime.
 
Origin: Australia using local and imported ingredients.
Certification: ACO.
 
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 45g
 
Per Serve
Per 100g
Energy
916kJ
2040kJ
Protein
4.3g
9.5g
Fat, total
14.0g
31.0g
- saturated
4.3g
9.5g
Carbohydrate
19.2g
42.6g
- sugars
11.7g
26.0g
Sodium
14mg
32mg
 
Certified Organic Choc Chip Turkish Delight Luvju Raw Superfood Bar (45g) by Loving Earth
 

Packaging:
Since we wanted to invest all aspects of Luvju with meaning, the packaging we’ve created is based around the classic heart symbol, formed by placing two of our drop-shaped logos together.

The wrapper is compostable and made using sustainably managed renewable resources such as non-GMO corn and wood cellulose.

The artwork has also had a lot of time put into it, with a unique design on the front of each box incorporating totems, which reflect the spirit of each of the flavours. For our Choc Chip Turkish Delight Luvju, the totem we have chosen is the rose to reference the pure essential rose oil used in this recipe

Health Benefits:
Cacao Butter -
Raw cacao is a source of magnesium, which is an 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.

Cashews -
Cashews have a lower fat content than other nuts and approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, with about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid being oleic acid - the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride levels.

Evaporated Coconut Nectar -
Our Evaporated Coconut Nectar is unfiltered and preservative free. It has a low Glycemic Index (GI) of 35. By comparison, most honeys are GI 55 and cane sugars are GI 68.

The Glycemic Index provides a ranking for carbohydrates according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a low GI (less than 40), produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, avoiding the sugar “highs” and “lows” that we experience when consuming foods with high GIs.

Evaporated Coconut Nectar also has a nutritional and mineral content that is richer than all other commercially available sweeteners. When compared to brown sugar, Evaporated Coconut Nectar has twice the iron, four times the magnesium and over 10 times the amount of zinc.

Coconut -
Almost half of the Coconut’s fatty acid profile consists of lauric acid. Apart from being associated with anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, studies have found lauric acid increases good cholesterol in the body.
 
Raw Cacao Nibs -
Antioxidants
Research has demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. In the adjacent table you can see that our Raw Cacao has set the world record for antioxidants when compared to the other top 10 antioxidant foods such as Goji Berries, Acai Berries, and blueberries. 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)
Roasted Cocoa Powder
26,000
4)
Loving Earth Raw Dark Chocolate*
27,900
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 a good source of Magnesium. 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.

Growing & Processing:
Cacao -
Satipo is a region that sits at the edge of the Amazon basin at the base of the Andes mountain range. In this area we work with four small producer groups that are grouped under the umbrella association of cacao producers of Satipo that consists of 164 families in total. This Criollo cacao is shade grown under multi-story canopies that include fruit trees such as avocado, mango, coconut and papaya which all lend their distinctive nuances to the fine multi-floral flavor of this exquisite cacao.

There are three main varieties of the cacao plant; the Forastero, Criollo and Trinitario. The cacao beans that we have sourced from Satipo are of the Criollo variety, which are the rarest of the three types of beans and are highly regarded for their delicate and complex flavours.


 
Processing:
Cacao pods are harvested from the trees and cracked open. The beans are then taken out and fermented. The level of fermentation affects the flavour; we do a low fermentation at approximately 45 °C. At this lower temperature, the structure of the nutrients is preserved.

The main thing that Loving Earth does differently to other chocolate makers is that we don't roast the raw cacao beans before we process them. The standard procedure in the chocolate industry is to roast raw cacao to create cocoa, which has a lower nutritional content. This method also removes some of the antioxidants contained within. At Loving Earth, we wash our raw cacao beans with a citric-based organic disinfectant to remove the microbiological matter, whilst preserving the nutrient and antioxidant properties.

Afterwards, the beans are dried in large commercial dehydrators at controlled temperatures, before being winnowed into nibs, whereby the skin is removed. The nibs are ground and pressed to create the Raw Cacao Powder and Raw Cacao Butter.

This process also yields three other by-products - Raw Cacao Nibs, Raw Cacao Beans and Raw Cacao Liquor.

This highly efficient process allows us to extract the five basic materials we need to create our Loving Earth chocolate, all from a single origin in Peru. By sourcing our cacao products from this one community, we are supporting Satipo’s agricultural industry as well as the development of their indigenous community.

Our Raw Cacao Butter and Raw Cacao Nibs are then combined with Raw Cashews, dates, sour cherries, Coconut, Coconut Oil and rose essential oil to create our Choc Chip Turkish Delight Luvju.