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Loving Earth Creamy Drinking Chocolate - 30% OFF for 250g

$8.50 AUD $12.15 AUD


Please Note Expiry Date: July 12, 2017

Single origin, certified organic Drinking Chocolate. We use our Raw Cacao Powder grown in the Amazon rainforest of Satipo in Peru, together with our signature Raw Chocolate. Sweetened with Organic Coconut Sugar.

Loving Earth's Drinking Chocolate is rich, sweet and decadent and can be enjoyed hot or cold.  All of the ingredients in this delicious blend are certified organic, single origin and fairly traded.

We use our Raw Cacao Powder, which is made from an heirloom variety of unroasted Criollo Amazonico Cacao, grown in the Amazon rainforest of Satipo, Peru.  We have also included our very own Loving Earth shaved Raw Chocolate in this blend to ensure its decadent creamy texture.  For sweetening, instead of Cane Sugar, we use Coconut Sugar, a minimally processed, low GI (35) sweetener with four times the minerals of brown Cane Sugar.

How to use

Hot Chocolate: Add three heaped dessert spoons of Drinking Chocolate into a mug and pour 250-300ml of 70°-80° water over the chocolate and stir gently.

Iced Chocolate: Add three heaped dessert spoons of Drinking Chocolate into a blender with 1 cup of ice and half a cup of water and blend until smooth.

Health Benefits

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 our Loving Earth Raw Chocolate has more antioxidants than Goji Berries and Acai 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.

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 unadulterated 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 41.6g

  Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 803kj 1780kj
Protein 3.4g 7.5g
Fat-total 5.8g 12.8g
   - saturated 3.4g 7.6g
Carbohydrate-total 32.1g 71.3g
   - sugars 20.7g 46.1g
Sodium 80mg 178mg

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