100% Pure Artisanal Guatemalan Ceremonial Cacao, processed by Ruk’u’x Ulew indigenous women’s collective.
This organic Ruk’u’x Ulew (Heart of the Earth) cacao is sourced from a family-owned farm in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala and processed in San Marcos La Laguna, on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Each bean is fermented, sun-dried, lightly roasted over a wood fire and peeled by hand. It is milled in small batches, packaged fresh and enjoyed around the world. Every purchase of this ancestral medicine supports Mayan families through ethical direct trade.
Ingredients: 100% pure organic cacao paste
Weight: 454g / 1lb block
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Raw ceremonial cacao is a powerful heart-opening plant medicine, assisting us to expand into our creative flow and access our heart wisdom. It’s also an incredible superfood, packed with huge amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants… full of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, copper, chromium, iron, zinc, and magnesium!
Some of the amazing chemicals from cacao and how they work with our bodies…
Theobromine - translated as ‘Food of the Gods’ this chemical acts as a vasodilator, a smooth muscle relaxant, lowering blood pressure and aiding brain function. It helps to reduce cholesterol and removes toxins from the body. Theobromine is a stimulant with calming properties, which provides a gentle, natural, long-lasting source of energy.
Serotonin - Known as the ‘feel-good chemical’ cacao helps the body naturally produce its own serotonin, combatting stress and improving our mood by promoting feelings of peace, happiness and well-being.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Known as "the love chemical," PEA stimulates the central nervous system to release endorphins. It promotes focus, creativity and boosts memory.
Anandamide - Taken from the Sanskrit word ananda which means ‘bliss’, this natural pleasure molecule promotes feelings of joy.