Cocoa Powder Cacao Morning Chocolate Organic Raw Alovitox Certified Food 8 oz
- 100% Organic
- Gluten Free
- No Additives
- No Preservatives
- No Artificial Colors
Ingredients: Organic Cacao powder, Organic Gelatinized Purple Corn Powder, Organic Algarrobo Powder, Organic Gelatinized Quinoa Powder,Organic Cinnamon Powder
Origin: We source our organic Cocoa mix from Peruvian Amazon forest and Andes high mountains.
Suggested Use: A teaspoon in smoothies, yogurt, and in hot drinks such as coffee and chocolate.Keep stored in a cool, dark place.
Our Source Certifications: USDA Organic, EU organic, JAS organic, HACCP, KOSHER, Halal, Fair Trade.
Storage: Reseal bag after opening. Store in a cool, dry and dark place
Cocoa Morning Overview
Cocoa Morning is a special blend of five healthy ingredients that combine into a powder for use in morning beverages. The ingredients are cocoa Criolla, Quinoa, Algarrabo, Purple Corn, and Cinnamon.
Criolla cocoa has a distinctly reddish color and an equally distinctive complex taste which can include flavors of caramel, nuts, vanilla and tobacco. Criolla cocoa plants are rarer than other cocoa varieties and induce great flavor in any food application.
Quinoa is grown as a grain crop mainly for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal and closely related to species such spinach, amaranth, and beetroot. After harvesting, the seeds are processed and the coatings containing the bitter-tasting saponins removed. These seeds are cooked and can be used in a variety of dishes or ground and added morning beverages or into flour.
Algarrobo, or carob, is popularly cultivated for its edible seeds and pods. Carob products are very nutritious and offer some curative benefits in addition to being extensively used in baking products, cereals, cocoa-derived products, snack bars, and beverages, dairy products. Carob is common in the Mediterranean region comprising of Southern Europe, Middle East, Northern Africa, Macronesia, and in the Canary Islands.
Purple corn or Blue corn is a variety of flint maize with Mesoamerica as its origin. People from The Andes soak the kernels of purple corn in hot water to yield a deep purple color used in foods and beverages, a practice now well known for its industrial uses as a colorant. Common in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador, purple corn is used in drinks like Chicha Morada, a drink prepared by boiling ground purple corn kernels with sugar, pineapple, cloves, and cinnamon, and in mazamorra, a type of pudding.
Cinnamon is a potent spice that has been used all around the world for over centuries for medicinal purposes. It is still used in many cultures due to its widespread health benefits. It’s distinctly sweet with a warming taste and is used in recipes and beverages.
Cocoa Morning Benefits
A combination of quinoa and the other four ingredients in cocoa powder double the nutrition benefits. Algarrobo, purple corn, and cocoa criola are all sources of vital nutrients and vitamins in the body and thus help in the prevention of certain diseases. A mix of these 4 super foods records high dietary fiber which is slowly digested in the gut, making it a low GI option.
Cocoa Morning derives a broad range of benefits from the five ingredients. Cocoa Criolla offers a good source of powerful antioxidants like polyphenols – a flavonoid. They a contain proteins, soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats, caffeine and theobromine (stimulants and anti-depressants), minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron and vitamins.
Of all the grains, quinoa is the least allergenic and is an excellent choice for those who don’t love gluten products or wheat. Quinoa has an exceptional amino acid profile since it contains the nine essential amino acids giving it a chance to be a complete protein source. Quinoa products are excellent choices for vegans struggling to get enough protein in their diets.
Using Algarrobo or carob in this product boosts magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium and phosphorus content; Carob is a rich source of vital food nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals). Mixed with the 4 ingredients, it’s very much effective in reducing diarrhea symptoms. Just like the other super foods, this amazing super food has a high fiber content which is very effective in reducing blood cholesterol. It also improves the ratio of HDL and LDL in the blood. Insulin-lowering capacity in Algarrobo helps in managing type-2 diabetes.
Purple corn benefits consumers with its anthocyanin possibly giving health benefits, such as in diabetic neuropathy. Cinnamon top up enriches this powder with antioxidant, cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting, and heart disease-protecting abilities.
Cocoa morning is a natural, nutritional food, not a miracle drug. More evidence is needed to evaluate the benefits and side effects of natural powder as they have not been reviewed by the FDA. Alovitox Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.