Mylk Raspberry Cashew Raw Chocolate Loving Earth C.Organic(80g)

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  • Best Before (not an expiry date): 8-Feb-2019
  • Produced by: Loving Earth
  • Country of origin: Australia & Imported
  • Certified organic (ACO), Fairtrade
  • Suitable for gluten free diets
  • Suitable for vegans and all types of vegetarians
  • GMO-free, BPA-free and not tested on animals
  • Product code: F02739
  • Short URL: http://obg.com.au/2739
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2kg (0.4lb)
  • This product can be shipped to: Australia (all states & terrritories)


Short-Dated Special Price $6.70 (15% off) Usually $7.80 RRP$7.90
 
 
Raspberry - Yum! A real favourite!
 
This Raspberry Cashew Mylk Chocolate is made with Amazonico Criollo, single origin Certified Organic Raw Cacao (44%) from Satipo, Peru, creamy raw cashews with the wild tang of wild raspberries and sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, our chocolate is made in Melbourne.
 
How to enjoy: Two to three squares of our Raspberry Cashew Mylk Chocolate makes for a luxurious and decadent experience.

Organic Raspberry Cashew Mylk Chocolate:
- Dairy
and Cane Sugar Free

- Raw Cashews to create a smooth 'mylky' feel and flavour
- Sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar
- Hand-made in Melbourne
- Gluten free
- Low GI
- Vegan
- Fair Trade
- 100% biodegradeable packaging, recycled materials, vegetable ink.

A dairy free chocolate with the feel and smoothness of milk chocolate due to the wonderful addition of organic cashews.

 
Loving Earth's Certified Organic Raw Raspberry Cashew Mylk Chocolate (80g) - Single Origin Cacao.

What is it?
Venturing into Satipo, Peru, we discovered this beautiful Amazonico Criollo Cacao, grown at the source of the Amazon, and cultivated as it has been for thousands of years. We blend this cacao with cashews and sweet coconut nectar. The result is a smooth and creamy delight. To this perfectly well-rounded chocolate, we add the wild tang of raspberries, cinnamon and nothing else.

The cacao butter used to make this chocolate is Fair Trade Certified. Fair Trade standards ensure that producers and their community receive a fair share of the benefits of trade, thus improving the quality of their lives.

We have sweetened this chocolate bar with Organic Evaporate Coconut Nectar from the island of Java, Indonesia. This low GI (35), mineral rich sweetener, produced from coconut palm blossoms is considered the most sustainable in the world and makes a great cane sugar alternative.


Ingredients: Certified Organic Raw Cashews (27%), Fair Trade Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Virgin Cacao Butter, Organic Raw Cacao Beans, freeze dried raspberry powder (1.5%), organic cinnamon.

Store: Ideally keep in the refrigerator or below 25°C for a lovely 'snap' to your chocolate.

Origin: Cacao from Peru, Coconut Nectar from Indonesia, other imported and local ingredients, Australian made
Certification: ACO (Australian Certified Organic)


Nutritional information:
Serving Size 8.9g (2 squares)
 
                                  Per Serve             Per 100g
Energy                       220kj (52 kcal)     2470kj (588 kcal)
Protein                       0.7g                     7.7g
Fat-total                     4.1g                     46.2g
   - saturated              1.9g                     21.2g
Carbohydrate-total     3.4g                     38.7g
   - sugars                   2.6g                    28.7g
Sodium                       2mg                    18mg


 
 
Raw chocolate is a simple yet revolutionary approach to chocolate.

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 on the 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.

Growing:
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 4 small producer groups that are grouped under the umbrella association of cacao producers of Satipo that consists of 164 families in total.

Processing:
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.

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 is then combined with Creamy Raw Cashews, Coconut, Evaporated Coconut Nectar and raspberry powder to create our delicious Raspberry Cashew Mylk Chocolate.  

Packaging:
Every Loving Earth chocolate bar comes to you in a plant-based inner wrapper to maximise 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 97% recycled post-consumer cardboard and are printed with vegetable inks.

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.


More on Raw Cacao:
Antioxidants:
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.