What is raw chocolate? Simply, it’s chocolate made from fermented, but not roasted cacao beans. Just as lightly steamed vegetables are healthier than vegetables that have been boiled for a long time, our hypothesis is that various compounds in cacao that can boost health and mood can be lost when the beans are roasted at high temperatures. More of that on the science page…
Benefits Of Raw Cacao
All of us at Mr Popple's Chocolate love raw cacao, not just because it tastes so good, but because we feel great when we eat it!
Try it for yourself: break a piece and let it sit on your tongue. As the chocolate starts to melt, move it around to release the flavours and textures. Now, slowly, (wait for it…) do you feel a little boost? That’s the power of raw cacao.
Raw organic chocolate is known to have a high source of antioxidants, which can help improve your heart health and reduce inflammation in certain parts of your body. It also contains fibre that can keep you full for longer periods at a time so you do not feel hungry as often.
It's a great source of minerals that are known to have beneficial effects on the body, including potassium and magnesium which help with blood pressure regulation. It also contains iron for haemoglobin formation as well as manganese, copper, zinc and chromium.
Snacking on some raw chocolate every day can help to improve heart health and the quality of your skin!