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Cacao Nibs / Raw Chocolate

Cacao is one of the primary ingredients of Javazen Balance

Where is Cacao from?

Cacao the bean of the Theobroma Cacao plant which translates to Food of the Gods. It originated in the jungles of Central and South America, and, after its exportation by European colonials, is now cultivated in parts of Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.

What is a Cacao Nib?

Cacao nibs are simply roasted and dried pieces of brown cacao beans. Coincidentally for us at Javazen, they look almost identical to coffee beans in color, size, and shape. Unlike coffee beans, however, cacao nibs are comparatively soft and can be eaten raw. 

Cacao contains over 300 active compounds making it one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods known to man. One such compound,  theobromine, is a relative of caffeine but is a much more gentle stimulant. Theobromine in cacao acts as a vasodilator to counteract the vasoconstriction caused by caffeine. This means no jitters!

When brewing cacao with coffee, healthy and savory oils are extracted which results in a smooth and balanced flavor so that you don’t need any cream or sugars.

Cacao is a great source of antioxidants and magnesium.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the scientific name of Cacao is Theobroma Cacao, which translates to Food of the Gods?