Organic Cacao Nibs


“The divine drink which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk a whole day without food”
~ Hernando Cortez, the Spanish Captain who took chocolate to the Western hemisphere

Cacao is a product of fermented beans from Theobroma (literally, ‘food of the gods’) Cacao tree. It is well known to promote better blood flow1 and improved insulin sensitivity2, along with which often translates to:

  • headache reduction1
  • improved stress tolerance3
  • better cardiovascular fitness4
  • increased muscle mass5
  • sharper cognition6


References below

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Cacao Nibs /100g
Energy (kcal) 464
Fat (g) 43
– Saturated (g) 25
Carbohydrates (g) 36
– Fiber (g) 32
– Sugar (g) 0
Protein (g) 14


    1. Francis ST, et al The effect of flavanol-rich cocoa on the fMRI response to a cognitive task in healthy young people . J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. (2006)
    2. Grassi D1, et al Cocoa reduces blood pressure and insulin resistance and improves endothelium-dependent vasodilation in hypertensives . Hypertension. (2005)
    3. Wirtz PH1, et al Dark chocolate intake buffers stress reactivity in humans . J Am Coll Cardiol. (2014)
    4. Buitrago-Lopez A1, et al Chocolate consumption and cardiometabolic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis . BMJ. (2011)
    5. Gutierrez-Salmean G1, et al Effects of (-)-epicatechin on molecular modulators of skeletal muscle growth and differentiation . J Nutr Biochem. (2014)
    6. Pase MP, et al Cocoa polyphenols enhance positive mood states but not cognitive performance: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial . J Psychopharmacol. (2013)

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