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Cacao (pronounced "cu-COW") refers to the Theobroma Cacao tree from which Cocoa is derived, and is used when referring to unprocessed versions of cacao beans. Regular cocoa powder and chocolate have been chemically processed and roasted, which destroys a large amount of the antioxidants and flavanols.  A recent study suggested that between 60% and 90% of the original antioxidants in cacao are lost through common "Dutch processing", used to reduce the bitterness, darken the colour, and create a more mellow flavour to chocolate, but unfortunately also eliminates a great deal of the nutrients. Non-organic cocoa (and non-organic chocolate) has also been treated heavily with toxic pesticides and fumigation chemicals, and may contain genetically modified (GMO) products.

Raw Organic Cacao on the other hand offers a plethora of benefits, and can be added to the diet in a myriad of ways such as adding organic cacao to smoothies and desserts, without the need for any guilt attached to its incredible taste. Some of the health benefits that Cacao has to offer include:

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