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From Raw Cacao to Chocolate Bars

Why make your own chocolate? Not only is making chocolate fun, it is also a great way to control what you are actually eating. When you do it yourself, you know exactly what went into your chocolate bars. And, also importantly what didn’t make it in. Customize your chocolate bars...

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Vegan Homemade Chocolate Recipe | Healthy chocolate Bars

There is something very satisfying about making your own homemade chocolate . Not only can it be better than most store bought chocolate in terms of flavor, but you are also in control of using the finest ingredients. This recipe for vegan chocolate bars is a great way to have some fun making a product we all take for granted. Using raw cacao products is also a healthier way to make real chocolate. What is the difference between real and “fake” chocolate? Cacao butter. If you have ever read the ingredient list on a chocolate bar you no doubt have seen the addition of fats like coconut or palm oil instead of pure, raw cacao butter. It’s the cacao butter...

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How chocolate is made | From Cacao Beans to Chocolate

Everybody loves a rich, deep, and satisfying bar of chocolate, but not everybody knows exactly what it takes to make it. The journey from cacao bean to chocolate bar is complex. It’s an art and a science to grow and then process cacao pods into the world’s finest chocolate. In this article we will take you through, step by step, the process of how the finest cacao beans make it into exceptional chocolate.   #1 The cacao tree The cacao tree is a small evergreen tree in the family Malvaceae, native to the deep tropical regions of Central and South America. On the trunk of the tree grow the cacao pods, which contain the beans. Rainforest Flavor cacao is grown only in Fair...

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11 Cacao powder benefits you didn't know

What would you rather do? Take an aspirin a day or eat cacao powder? The Department of Nutrition at University of California recently discovered that eating raw cacao powder once a day has the same effect as taking an aspirin. Just like aspirin, cacao thins the blood and can prevent blood clots. That’s not all that cacao can do for your health. Hailed as a superfood, cacao powder is easily the most delicious way to maintain your health. Here are eleven benefits of eating cacao powder you probably didn’t know: 1 Biggest Source of Antioxidants More than green tea and red wine, the levels of antioxidants are higher than any other food. Intake of cacao and other antioxidant-rich foods can...

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