PURE JAMAICAN COCOA BALLS
Pure Jamaican Cocoa 3 balls
Net weight.40 gr.
The cocoa tree is an evergreen that can reach 10 meters in height and produces white flowers with pink accents from which you then develop the fruits that at the beginning, before darkening, recall the shape of the cedar. Cocoa is made from the seeds found inside the fruit through various processes that can be roasting, grinding and brewing.
The scientific name of the plant is Theobroma cacao, belongs to the Sterculiaceae family and is found mostly in South America. It was Christopher Columbus to import from America the cocoa he, rather than from plant food properties, was struck by the value that the natives gave him, it was then used as a real currency.
The cocoa is composed by 3% water, 1.7% of sugar, from 5.8% ash, from 13.8 to fats, from 19.6 to 33% from protein and dietary fiber.
Here are the vitamins and minerals, plus the benefits we can obtain from it:
Folate. This vitamin is essential in the formation of new cells, making DNA and RNA, and in haemoglobin production which carries oxygen in the red blood cells.
Cacao also contains small amounts of vitamins B6, E, K, and choline.
Magnesium. Cacao has the highest amount of this mineral among all foods. It is essential for muscle relaxation, transmission of nerve signals, and formation of bone and teeth. It is a factor in secreting parathyroid hormone which is responsible for controlling calcium levels in the blood, and it helps the body in processing fat and protein. And is essential for women at a certain time of month…
Iron: Best known for the production and function of haemoglobin that carries oxygen in the blood. We can get 314% of the recommended daily intake of this mineral from just 28 grams of cacao powder.
Antioxidants:But the most beneficial factor we can get from cacao powder is its flavanoids particularly catechin and epicatechin, which are antioxidants. Cacao contains more antioxidants than the other foods famous for the same feature such as blueberries, acai berries, and goji berries. Take a certain amount of cacao powder and 10% of its weight is the antioxidants.
These antioxidants fight free radicals that damage millions of the body’s cells which results to ageing and the development of cancer. They also prevent oxidation of the LDL or bad cholesterol in the blood, thus preventing risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, and cardiac arrest. Sulfur. We need sulfur for healthy nails, hair, and skin. It is also important for the formation of collagen which is the protein found in the connective tissue in the body.
Potassium. This mineral, needed mostly by athletes, is responsible for normal muscle cell function including the heart. Healthy nerve cells, adrenal glands, and kidneys also require potassium. It lowers blood pressure and controls blood acidity as well.
Calcium. Aside from being the main building blocks of the bones and teeth, this is also an important mineral for muscle contraction and blood clotting.
Phosphorus. This is important for the formation of adenosine triphosphate which is the energy we get from the metabolism of glucose and fatty acids.
Zinc. It is an essential mineral which aids in the healing of wounds, supports healthy immune system, and the healthy growth and development of the body during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy.
Copper. This has similar roles in the body as zinc. We also need copper for the growth of new blood vessels and the generation and the storage of energy in mitochondria.
Manganese. This is important for healthy brain and nerve function. Moreover, it is involved in proper calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation. Thus is seen to be helpful in treating diabetes along with osteoporosis, arthritis, epilepsy, and premenstrual syndrome.
CACAO CAN LIFTS OUR SPIRIT !