Cacao Beans (Organic Raw Peruvian)

Theobroma cacao L, Criollo
Product Name Price
Organic Raw Peruvian Cacao Beans 5lb

Regular Price: $61.33

Special Price: $49.00


These heirloom cacao beans are loaded with more flavor, aroma, and zing than nibs and cacao powder. Why? Just ask any coffee connoisseur which is better: fresh coffee beans or pre-ground coffee. They'll tell you that the aroma, flavor, and purity of coffee last longer in whole beans. The same is true for cacao beans.

Cacao beans are the original dairy-free, sugarless chocolate: crunchy, flavorful and packed with powerful nutrients, cell-protecting antioxidants, and natural mood-boosters. Simply snack on a handful of these crunchy treats for a concentrated burst of nutrients and energy that will keep you whistling all day!

  • Even the fats in cacao are good for you — so snack away!
  • Sugarless whole-food "chocolate chip"
  • A mood-boosting, energizing alternative to coffee
  • Ecologically grown and carefully dried and fermented for maximum purity and nutrition
  • RAW, unroasted cacao for excellent aroma, flavor, and nutrition

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heirloom cacao pods

heirloom cacao

Food of the Gods

Revered by ancient cultures as the food of the gods, Cacao was once traded as currency. Today, science is catching up with the ancients: these sugarless treats provide more cell-protecting antioxidants than any food on earth! Plus they contain mood-boosting phytochemicals (including theobromine and anandamide) and they provide some of the same molecules your brain produces when you're happy or in love.

Verified Raw Cacao Beans

Cacao beans from freshly split pods are fermented under control at 40°C / 104°F and then washed in potable water before being solar-dried.

The final product is checked and graded, then bagged for shipment to our air-conditioned facility in Southern California.

raw cacao beans

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low-temp fermented cacao

Purity

Like all our RAW cacao products, we guarantee 100% purity and RAW status. Many importers of "raw" cacao may provide products with questionable purity in an attempt to fill market demand. Since cacao products are normally roasted and extracted at high temperatures, most producers don't trouble themselves with basic hygiene steps, often leaving raw cacao uncovered while it ferments, attracting rodents and insects that leave behind droppings and serious pathogens. Past tests of competing products have shown high levels of pathogens like E. coli, staph, salmonella and others. Alternately, our tests have also shown some "raw" cacao products to have ZERO microbial/probiotic content, suggesting that these products have been roasted beyond RAW temperatures.

The Ripple Effect

You are powerful

This product is your vote for a better world. Across the planet, we seek the finest superfoods and pay a premium for the exceptional craftsmanship of small farmers, cooperatives, and indigenous communities. We also give back 1% to local non-profits like Amazon Watch, who protect the land and the communities who depend on it.

Every Product has an origin

and an impact

You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.

Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.

These are the origins. You are the source.