Chocolate in the Raw

Raw dark chocolate, also known as raw organic cacao, is essentially cold-pressed cacao beans. When turned into modern processed chocolate, however, these naturally occurring compounds are destroyed due to the high heat and alkaline environment the beans are exposed to during chocolate processing.

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The Cacolamine Story

Raw dark chocolate, also known as raw organic cacao, is essentially cold-pressed cacao beans. When turned into modern processed chocolate, however, these naturally occurring compounds are destroyed due to the high heat and alkaline environment the beans are exposed to during chocolate processing.

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The Science

Raw dark chocolate, also known as raw organic cacao, is essentially cold-pressed cacao beans. When turned into modern processed chocolate, however, these naturally occurring compounds are destroyed due to the high heat and alkaline environment the beans are exposed to during chocolate processing.

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Benefits & Effects

Raw dark chocolate, also known as raw organic cacao, is essentially cold-pressed cacao beans. When turned into modern processed chocolate, however, these naturally occurring compounds are destroyed due to the high heat and alkaline environment the beans are exposed to during chocolate processing.

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Forms of Raw Chocolate

Powder

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Nibs

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Beans

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Dark Chocolate

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Butter

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Commonly Asked Questions

  • What is raw chocolate?
  • What are the health benefits of raw chocolate?
  • What is Cacolamine?
  • Where can I buy raw chocolate?
  • How is raw chocolate made?
  • How can raw chocolate treat depression?

The Cacolamine Story

Read how the realtionship with raw chocolate started and how the vision for Cacolamine became reality. Read more...


What is Raw Chocolate?

Raw dark chocolate, also known as raw organic cacao, is essentially cold-pressed cacao beans. As unprocessed chocolate, cacao is available most commonly as cocoa powder or organic raw chocolate nibs. The difference between healthy dark chocolate and regular dark chocolate is that raw chocolate has not been heated.

Raw organic cacao has seven times the antioxidant power of cooked chocolate, which according to David Wolfe, author of Naked Chocolate, makes cacao the No.1 antioxidant in the world. Healthy dark chocolate, nutrition-rich with high levels of vitamin C, omega-6 fatty acids, chromium, and iron is also one of the best sources of natural fiber.

The Cacao Tree

The cacao is a small, delicate evergreen tree which grows in tropical world regions. Cacao beans are found in the tree’s pods with each one containing 20 to 50 beans.   When dried, a pod's beans weigh less than two ounces on average and it takes about 400 beans to make a single pound of chocolate. The scientific name of the cacao tree’s fruit is “Theobroma Cacao,” which has been interepreted to mean "food of the gods." Over 2,000 years ago, Mayans worshipped the cacao bean as an idol.

How Raw Organic Cacao Affects Moods and Energy Levels

Raw chocolate contains enzymes that preserve anandamide, a chemical produced in the brain when we are in a good mood. Cacao makes anandamide last longer. Natural chocolate also contains phenylethylamines (PEAS), chemicals that make us feel like we’re in love.

High levels of sulfur and magnesium in raw chocolate, essential to the body’s proper functioning, naturally increase focus and promote alertness. Magnesium is the most powerful stress-relieving mineral. Neurotransmitter modulating agents found in raw organic cacao, such as serotonin, are chemicals that act as natural antidepressants.

Chocolate Myths & Beliefs

Although raw organic cacao is not a physically addictive food, some people may find themselves psychologically addicted to dark chocolate. The smooth, rich taste of natural chocolate provides sensory pleasure to the taste buds. Many people use healthy dark chocolate as a reward and learn to associate the product with self-esteem. Wolfe believes that raw chocolate is a path to healing and soothing your heart, increasing your sensuality, and enhancing your love life.