direct from the farm
Sevenhills Wholefoods source their beans from tropical climates in South America, and only those of a premium variety, Criollo. The Theobroma cacao tree is sacred amongst the Mayans and Aztecs. Its fruit, the Cacao bean, is well-known as the basic ingredient in chocolate and has for centuries been forefront in native diets. Cacao beans contain over 300 active substances, including phenyl , ethylamine and serotine .
Cacao beans in their raw form have a high content of antioxidants, and retain all health benefits from their natural state pre-extraction. Cacao paste is often used as a healthy replacement for chocolate in baking. Cacao Paste wafers are rich in a number of essential minerals, including phosphorus, magensium, iron, copper and manganese.
Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Cacao is grown in South America. Its seed pods are harvested by hand, which are then broken apart and left until the soft flesh surrounding the bean has fermented and run off as liquid. This fermentation process affects the taste of the beans, which lose some bitter flavours, becoming sweeter. The beans are washed to remove debris and dried. They are then broken into small pieces (nibs). These are then ground slowly until a smooth paste is formed. The paste is cooled into moulds, where it solidifies as ‘wafers’ – conveniently-sized portions.
• Wafers made from the paste of organic premium ground Cacao Beans, also known as Liquor or Mass.
• Great as a snack or used as a healthy replacement for chocolate in baking
• Nutritionally rich, contains many essential minerals
• 100% pure, UK Soil Association certified Organic, Vegan Society registered, Fairtrade certified, allergen free, gluten free
• Sevenhills Wholefoods products are widely recommended by the press, including the BBC Good Food Magazine
"Love this product - use it for cooking in a household where we are improving diet and reducing sugar... Makes a fantastic contribution to sugarfree chocolate brownie!"
The dietary profile has been known a good source of antioxidants, supports the function of the immune system, the reduction of stress, tiredness and fatigue, helps to alleviate depression and even to aid in the process of weight loss.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Organic Fairtrade Cacao Paste from South America. No colours, binders, fillers or preservatives added.
Traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards, total 100% Fairtrade means fairer trading conditions and opportunities for producers in developing countries to invest in their businesses and communities for a sustainable future.
SUGGESTED USE: Cacao paste wafers are great as a snack, yet they can also be used as a healthy replacement for normal chocolate in baking recipes. Sevenhills Wholefoods recommends consuming up to 20g per day.