We are super excited to share with you this research paper which offers a review of the empirical evidence base for the biological and psychological benefits of Cacao consumption, comprising a brief systematic review of all cacao research papers published over the last 40 years. To our knowledge, this is the first research article of its kind, and we are proud to have had a trained research consultant compile this for us. Our research paper describes the various positive psychological effects of Cacao's key bio-active components.
We have noticed that many other Cacao providers make claims and suggestions of Cacao's benefits without an indication of, or reference to, the supporting...
CacaoAmor Featured in Sensory Solutions!
Hello Cacao lovers! I am beyond excited and grateful to be featured in Sensory Solutions Herbal Evolution blog and newsletter, please click on this link to read it on their website and to learn more about them. I love the work these women do and I hope you will find their blog inspiring and educational, if at least full of wisdom about all things plants!
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In Mexico they claim cacao was first domesticated there, so they say in Guatemala, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador. Ecuador was the biggest exporter of cacao beans back in the 17th century when Europe went crazy for it. Now the Ivory Coast and other places in West Africa are the #1 exporters.
Myths from ancient civilizations in Central America talk about Cacao being a gift from the gods, hence its scientific name Theobroma - food of the gods. You can read one of Cacao creation stories here. The word cacao derives from the Mayan work Ka'kau, Mother...