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SunFood Organic Cacao Paste -- 1 lb


SunFood Organic Cacao Paste
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SunFood Organic Cacao Paste -- 1 lb

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SunFood Organic Cacao Paste Description

  • Pure Unsweetened Cacao For Homemade Desserts
  • Organic • Non-GMO
  • Vegan • Kosher
  • Gluten Free

The Sunfood™ Difference

Our Cacao Paste is made by grinding cacao nibs into a beautifully rich paste, which is then molded into wafers. This unique shape allows for easy measurements and melting, resulting in silky smooth homemade chocolates. Indulge in the wonderful chocolaty aroma of our Cacao Paste completely guilt free. Cacao is naturally high in magnesium, copper, and manganese, which may contribute to normal immune, bone, and muscle health. No chemicals or solvents are used in any step of process, and all our cacao originates from organic, non-GMO cacao beans.


Directions

How to Use: Melt to create your own chocolate snack right out of the bag.

Free Of
Gluten and GMO ingredients.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 oz (28 g)
Servings per Container: 16
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories180
Total Fat14 g22%
   Saturated Fat9 g45%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate8 g3%
   Dietary Fiber6 g24%
   Total Sugars0 g
   Sugars0 g
     Includes Added Sugars0 g0%
Protein4 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium20 mg2%
Iron1 mg6%
Potassium427 mg12%
Magnesium14035%
Zinc2 mg13%
Selenium4 mg6%
Copper1 mg53%
Manganese1 mg54%
Other Ingredients: Organic cacao.
Allergen Statement: Packaged in a gluten-free facility. May contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.
Warnings

May contain a desiccant pack. Do not eat.

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12 Ways to Sneak More (Healthy!) Chocolate into Your Diet

In the past, chocolate mostly was regarded as an energy-dense food, providing plenty of calories with very few, if any, health benefits. Today, it’s not just instant chocolate milk powders, sugar-rich syrups and candy bars that can satisfy your chocolate cravings. A huge variety of healthy chocolate options exist -- and they're just as delicious!

Row of Three Healthy Chocolate Pudding Desserts with Pineapple and Mint Topping on White Wood Table | Vitacost.com/blog

Chocolate is one of many foods in the "superfoods" category. This decadent treat is not only tasty, but it's loaded with beneficial nutrients. Chocolate is a great source of fiber, which promotes healthy digestion, regularity and a healthy weight. In addition, it provides magnesium (important for bone health, heart health and more), iron (supports metabolism and blood health) and and copper (plays a role in immune health). 

For those who are not caffeine sensitive, chocolate can also provide a decent boost of energy. A well-timed chocolate snack can power you over that dreaded afternoon slump, energizing you through the end of your work day.

As if those benefits weren’t enough, chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants. While satisfying your sweet tooth, chocolate also helps protect your cells! 

Keep in mind, though, that not all chocolate is created equal. Below is a breakdown of different types of healthy chocolate, along with some creative ways to enjoy them: 

Dark chocolate

Chocolate that contains between 70 and 99 percent cacao/cocoa solids typically is considered dark chocolate. It’s interesting to note that there isn’t actually a legal standard; however, this is the generally accepted guideline. Be sure to check labels for added sugar, but usually, the higher the percentage, the less sugar the product will contain.

Here are just a few ways to enjoy more dark chocolate:

  • Dip your favorite fruits into melted chocolate for a healthy dessert (try this fondue recipe!)
  • Combine a couple squares with nuts and dried fruit for a DIY trail mix
  • Break a square into pieces and use as a garnish for your breakfast cereal
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over air-popped popcorn for a fiber-rich snack

Cacao/cocoa powder

The least processed of the chocolate powders, cacao powder is not subjected to high heat. This allows the cacao to retain all of its antioxidants and nutrients. Cocoa powder tends to be processed using high-heat methods. As a result, it can lose its original nutrient and phytonutrient content. 

Get creative with cacao powder by: 

Cacao nibs

Cacao nibs might just be the most bitter option when it comes to chocolate. These fermented little bits of the cacao beans are full of nutrition and antioxidants but they can pack quite a sharp bite.

Try adding cacao nibs to your diet with these ideas: 

  • Use as a garnish for your shakes, like with in this matcha smoothie recipe
  • Enjoy them as a sprinkle replacement for baked goods
  • Add them to homemade granola bars and bites, like these granola bites with almond butter
  • Top your favorite plant-based yogurts

What is your favorite way to enjoy this healthy food? Is there a particular form that you like more than the others? Be sure to share in the comments below!

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