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Organic Cacao Butter - Cacao Beans - Cacao Powder - Cacao Butter - Cacao Paste - Cacao Nibs

Organic Cacao Butter - Cacao Beans - Cacao Powder - Cacao Butter - Cacao Paste - Cacao Nibs

Here is our range of Organic Raw Cacao products, including our Cacao Beans, the Cacao Nibs, and then further processed to create the Cacao Butter, Cacao Paste and Cacao Powder. At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about quality so all our Organic Cacao ingredients are processed at low temperatures to ensure the beans remain unheated. The Cacao beans are harvested, and left to ferment in boxes for a few days, then they are laid on trays and sundried. In the production of traditional chocolate, the bean is roasted and this can destroy most of the nutrients naturally occurring in Cacao. However we ensure that when our Organic Cacao is processed, the phyto-nutrient content is left intact and...

Here is our range of Organic Raw Cacao products, including our Cacao Beans, the Cacao Nibs, and then further processed to create the Cacao Butter, Cacao Paste and Cacao Powder.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about quality so all our Organic Cacao ingredients are processed at low temperatures to ensure the beans remain unheated. The Cacao beans are harvested, and left to ferment in boxes for a few days, then they are laid on trays and sundried.

In the production of traditional chocolate, the bean is roasted and this can destroy most of the nutrients naturally occurring in Cacao. However we ensure that when our Organic Cacao is processed, the phyto-nutrient content is left intact and not destroyed during manufacture.

Raw Cacao has over 300 nutritional constituents preserved; whereas heat treated Cocoa unfortunately loses most of this, with only 13 nutrients remaining.
All of our delicious raw and nutritious Organic Cacao products can be used to make raw chocolate, added to superfood smoothies and used to flavor foods with that insatiable bitter sweet chocolate taste. The Cacao Bean is packed with nutrients and is a Super-healthy Super-delicious treat.

The Latin name Theobroma Cacao literally means food of the Gods. There is a great history of use of Cacao in South America and the beans were once valued so highly that they were used as currency.

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Organic Raw Cacao Butter 250g
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Latin Name: Theobroma cacao

  • Certified Organic Cacao Butter
  • Raw; cold pressed to ensure nutrients are preserved.
  • Main ingredient for making raw chocolate.
  • Healthy and delicious
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
£5.99-£14.99
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Cacao Butter from Indigo Herbs is Certified Organic 100% pure, raw, unheated and untreated. This nutrient rich Cacao butter can be used to make raw chocolate. Organic Cacao Butter taste delicious when melted down and mixed with natural sweetener, nuts, seeds and fruits.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Also known as: Criolla cacao, Kakaw, Cocoa

  • Iron: Cacao butter is a source of Iron. Iron oxygenates the blood and reduces fatigue.
  • Contains Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients.
  • Cacao is an essential ingredient in making Raw chocolate.
  • Sugar free, and very low salt.
  • It makes an excellent healthy treat for both children and adults.

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

  • Cacao Butter has a wonderful light heavenly aroma, and slightly bitter sweet chocolate taste, it can be used to make Raw chocolate bars, by adding Cacao powder. It can be sweetened with a naturally sweet super-food such as coconut blossom nectar, fruit powders, dried fruit, dried berries, agave nectar, honey, or the herbal sugar free sweetener Stevia.
  • Our Raw Organic Cacao butter can also be used to make body rubs, massage bars and body butters. 
  • Use as required. 
SOURCE OF
Iron
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Source of Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

Cacao Butter
Nutritional info
Per 100g
20g Serving
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
20
 
Energy KJ/ Kcal
3743KJ/894Kcal
749KJ/179Kcal
8.9%
Fat
99.1g
19.82g
28.3%
of which saturates
63.7g
12.74g
 
Carbohydrate
0.3g
0.06g
0.0%
of which sugars
0.3g
0.06g
 
Protein
0.3g
0.06g
0.1%
Dietary Fibre
0.1g
0.02g
 
Salt
6mg
1.20mg
0.0%
Iron
3.65mg
0.73mg
5.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation. (OFF logo)
  • Fairtrade
  • Produced to GMP standards (Logo)
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. (link to Quality statement)
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (Vegetarian society logo)
  • Gluten free (Celiac Society LOGO)
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch (Link to cert of food spec pouch)
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Cacao Butter products are from a fair trade supplier in Peru, from the rich and fertile soils of South America. The Latin name Theobroma Cacao literally means food of the Gods. There is a great history of use of Cacao in South America and the beans were once valued so highly that they were used as currency.
The Cacao beans are harvested, and left to ferment in boxes for a few days, then they are laid on trays and sundried. Next the shells are removed and the nibs are retained, then the nibs are then milled until they turn into Cacao liquor. The mass is then pressed, so that the Cacao butter is excreted and a solid Cacao cake is left. He cake is then ground into powder, and the butter is retained.

Much like coffee, raw cacao acts as a stimulant, which at the least can negatively affect sleep and at worst may agitate kidneys.

Cacao Butter - Organic Raw

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butter is realy great....and the shipping is realy fast..i recomend to everyone
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great thanks, apart from being constantly nagged to leave this review!
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Didn't know what to expect and wasn't very optimistic. But the order arrived very fast even surprised me. Good package. So far only used it as a body butter- lovely smell and the skin feels nice soft after that. still planning to use as chocolate ingridient.
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exactly what I expective. All of your product are very good thankyou to provide such quality food
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I love this for making raw chocolate
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Fantastic quality & value, always!
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Great quality, beautiful smooth taste. I will buy it again.
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Perfect for the best chocolates.
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fresh large chunks - easy to work with butter.
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I have been ordering not first time since, don't remember, many times. Quite satisfied every time...
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Makes great chocolate - first time user so nothing to compare it too.
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Tried this product before and it is a good as more expensive purchases i have made from other stores for the same thing. Makes sense to pay less. I highly recommend this product for raw chocolate making.
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Organic Raw Cacao Powder 250g
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Latin Name: Theobroma cacao

  • Cacao Powder Made from 80% Criolla Beans, 20% Forastero and Trinitario Beans.
  • Certified Organic, Fairtrade, Gluten-free.
  • Suitable for using in making raw chocolate bars, cake, drinks and confectionary.
  • Source of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients.
  • Healthy and delicious.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
£4.99-£13.99
Organic Quality Assured Organic Organic Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
  • Full Description

  • Health Benefits

  • How to use

  • Suggested Use

  • Nutritional Information

  • Quality & Manufacture

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Cacao Powder - Organic Raw (80% Peruvian Criollo) - Indigo Herbs Organic Cacao Powder is 100% pure, raw, unheated and untreated. This fair-trade Cacao powder can be used to make raw chocolate. Indigo Herbs Organic Cacao powder can also be used as a gluten free, vegetarian and vegan chocolate powder in home-made sweets, drinks, cakes and other delights.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Also known as: Kakaw, Cocoa

Great news for chocolate lovers, our Organic Raw Cacao Powder is exceptionally high in many essential minerals, especially magnesium!  This is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and few people appreciate the importance of this miraculous mineral – it is involved in over 350 enzymatic processes in the body and is required to maintain cell life.   Raw cacao contains high amounts of iron, in fact it is one of the highest plant based sources of iron on the planet – iron is crucial in formation of haemoglobin, healthy immune function, energy production and much more.

Rich in phosphorus, this mineral works in conjunction with magnesium and calcium to support a strong skeletal structure, raw cacao is also high in potassium which helps to maintain normal blood pressure and promotes a healthy nervous system.

Completing the impressive cocktail of micronutrients in this powder are the highly antioxidant minerals; copper, zinc, manganese and selenium - they work together to scavenge free radicals and protect your cells from oxidative stress – left unchecked, free radicals can cause havoc in your body! This is just one of the many health benefits these minerals provide.

Raw cacao has an impressive range of phytochemicals – these are chemicals produced by plants to protect themselves – whilst non-essential to sustaining human life, recent research indicates that they can be beneficial to human health.  For example, the phytochemical theobromine in raw cacao has been found to influence our moods and alertness in a positive way making this responsible for the “feel good” factor we get from eating chocolate.  A recently discovered “messenger molecule” called anandamide is also present in raw cacao – the name comes from the Sanskrit word for bliss!  Flavonoids are another group of phytochemicals found in raw cacao – these have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties which work in concert with the high amounts of antioxidant minerals in this powder.

Finally, with a whopping 27.8g per 100g of protein in our Organic Raw Cacao Powder – avail yourself of guilt free indulgence and include raw chocolate in your diet - in its natural state it truly is a superfood!

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

  • Cacao has a wonderful light heavenly aroma, and slightly bitter sweet chocolate taste, it can be enjoyed in its pure intense form or it can be sweetened with a naturally sweet super-foods such as coconut blossom nectar, fruit powders, dried fruit, dried berries, agave nectar, honey, or the herbal sugar free sweetener Stevia.
  • All our Organic Cacao ingredients can be used to make superfood smoothies, raw chocolate bars, raw chocolate cakes and desserts. The powder, nibs and beans can be added to muesli, yogurts, cereals, trail mix and flapjacks, for a delicious super-nutritious addition.

Daily serving: 

Use as required. 

HIGH IN
Protein
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High in Protein

Proteins are a group of biological compounds which are present in every live cell, organ and tissue of the body.  Meaning “first” or “of prime importance” in Greek, proteins participate in every cellular process occurring in the body.  Proteins are made up of structures called amino acids, there are a total of 21 amino acids, 9 are essential, the rest are nonessential – you must consume the essential amino acids in your diet because your body cannot make them. 

Dietary protein supports bone health in three main ways: by supplying the raw material required to construct soft bone matrix, by increasing plasma IGF1 and by promoting muscle growth and retention.  IGF1 is a growth hormone that stimulates and increases the activity of osteoblasts (cells which secrete the substance of bone).  It is especially important to ensure that children get enough protein since they are still developing and it is necessary to ensure their growth is unimpaired.  Proteins play an important role in muscle contraction and coordination, they are present in the muscle tissues in the form of many microfilaments and provide muscle structure.  Muscle growth depends on the adequacy of proteins in the body.  Proteins function as building blocks for muscles, bones and cartilage, opt for a variety of whole foods to meet your protein needs including; grass fed meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seeds, beans and nuts.

Protein contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         a growth in muscle mass

·         the maintenance of muscle mass

·         Protein is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children.

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Potassium
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High in Potassium

Potassium, the third most abundant mineral in the human body, is an essential mineral whose ions are vital for the functioning of all living cells!  Potassium plays a role at both the cellular and electrical level – considered and electrolyte because it carries a tiny electrical charge – it is found in red blood cells, muscles and bones.  Our bodies use potassium ions to conduct electrical impulses along muscle and nerve cells, it helps to boost the efficiency of nerve reflexes that transmit messages from one body part to another, this in turn helps in muscle contraction to perform various activities without tiring quickly. 

Potassium also has vasodilating properties that work to relieve the tension of blood vessels which is one of the main causes of high blood pressure.  It is helpful in reversing the role of sodium in unbalancing normal blood pressure thus acting as a vital component that maintains the normality of blood pressure in the human body.  The importance of potassium should not be underestimated in your dietary plan, most famously found in bananas other rich sources of potassium include spinach, avocados and coconut water.

Potassium contributes to:

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         the maintenance of normal blood pressure

HIGH IN
Phosphorus
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High in Phosphorus

Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body.  In order to be properly utilised it must be in proper balance with calcium and magnesium in the blood, these are the two minerals it works in tandem with to create strong bones and teeth, also helping to lay the foundation of a strong skeletal structure.  It is an essential part of our diet - especially as children when the most bone growth and development occurs.  Both DNA and RNA contain phosphorus which make it important for cellular reproduction. 

Phosphorus also contributes to the repair process and maintenance of various body cells which suffer from daily wear and tear, it makes up part of the phospholipids that surround cells - phospholipids help to protect and regulate what goes in and out of each cell.  Phosphorus plays an essential role in how the body stores and uses energy, it aids in the process of energy extraction by stimulating the process of metabolism of different nutrients including niacin(B3) and riboflavin(B2), helping to maximise the uptake of these two vitamins in particular.  The best sources for this mineral are chlorella, dairy, whole grains, legumes and nuts.

Phosphorus contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         the normal growth and development of bone in children

·         the normal function of cell membranes

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

HIGH IN
Magnesium
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High in Magnesium

The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate.  Frequently referred to as the “miracle mineral”, magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport, the creation and synthesis of proteins and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions - it activates the enzymes that make copies of DNA and RNA making it essential in the process of cell division. 

Roughly half of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones and acts as a cofactor with calcium and vitamin D to maintain and strengthen the bone structure and teeth (your teeth can only form hard enamel from calcium if magnesium is available).  It also works, again in concert with calcium, to regulate electrical impulses in the cells.  Cellular calcium channels allow the mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse, it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled, operating as a natural calcium channel blocker and responsible for relaxation, magnesium is pivotally important to the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system.  Both magnesium and calcium are intimately involved with muscle function (magnesium relaxes, calcium contracts) with frequent muscle cramps being a symptom of a deficiency in magnesium.  If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected as magnesium is crucial to the production of neurotransmitters and the integrity of the blood brain barrier and therefore is needed to maintain normal psychological function.  The best food sources of magnesium include; avocados, chia and hemp seeds, sesame seeds, raw cacao and raw chocolate, sprouted nuts/seeds, sea vegetables (such as kelp and nori), raw green vegetables and grass fed dairy products.

Magnesium contributes to:

·         a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         electrolyte balance

·         normal energy yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         normal protein synthesis

·         normal psychological function

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

HIGH IN
Iron
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High in Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

HIGH IN
Zinc
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High in Zinc

Zinc is a metal that functions as an essential nutrient in the body, it is found in every cell and has been used since ancient times, with Ayurvedic texts dating as far back as the 14th century recommending its application in various forms.  Although only required in limited amounts, zinc supports important bodily processes like strengthening the immune system – your body needs zinc to make T-cells, a type of white blood cell that fights off foreign invaders in your bloodstream.  With antioxidant properties, zinc helps to protect the cells in the body from damage by free radicals and supports the catalytic activity of various enzymes essential in DNA synthesis and cell division.  In males, zinc assists in spermatogenesis (the production of mature spermatozoa) and is a critical mineral for robust testosterone levels, in females it aids in all the reproductive phases including the birth and lactation stages. 

Zinc is an essential component of over 300 enzymes participating in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, proteins and other macronutrients and has a regulatory role in vitamin A transport mediated through protein synthesis.  The intake of zinc has a positive influence on bone mass, it is an important cofactor in the stimulation of bone building osteoblasts (cells that synthesize bone), it accelerates the renewal of skin cells and it is essential for healthy nails and shiny hair.  Zinc is vital for vision with high concentrations found in the retina and may also protect from night blindness and prevent the development of cataracts.  This super nutrient also plays a crucial role in memory formation and cognitive stability, ensuring a proper intake of zinc is an important step towards optimal brain function.  Topping the list of zinc rich foods are oysters, however seeds such as chia, sunflower, hemp and pumpkin are also rich sources of this important mineral.

Zinc contributes to:

·         normal DNA synthesis

·         normal acid-base metabolism

·         normal carbohydrate metabolism

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal fertility and reproduction

·         normal macronutrient metabolism

·         normal metabolism of fatty acids

·         normal metabolism of Vitamin A

·         normal protein synthesis

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal hair

·         the maintenance of normal nails

HIGH IN
Copper
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High in Copper

An essential trace mineral in the body, copper has long been known to play a role in human health – its use dates back to 400 BC when Hippocrates is said to have employed it as a treatment for a variety of disorders.  Playing a beneficial role in immune function, you need copper for healthy white blood cells – the cell type tasked with seeking out, identifying and destroying pathogens.  Low copper levels lower your white blood count leaving you vulnerable to infection. 

Copper is a vital element of the dark pigment melanin which imparts colouration to the hair and skin, intake of copper is said to protect greying hair.  Copper helps in the absorption of iron from the intestinal tract and releases it from its primary storage sites like the liver.  Also playing a significant role in the synthesis of haemoglobin, myelin and collagen, copper helps to protect the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves and is actively involved in the production of an element of connective tissue, elastin.  Functioning as a coenzyme for energy metabolism from the macronutrients in food we consume, copper enables a normal metabolic process in association with amino acids and vitamins.  Oxidative stress is a characteristic of copper deficiency, when obtained from dietary sources it acts as an antioxidant, getting rid of free radicals which can damage your cells and DNA.  For your body to use copper you need to have a balance of zinc and manganese which is why it is best to obtain your copper from dietary sources where it is already in bioavailable form.  Topping the chart as the best source of copper are oysters!  Closely followed by kale, shitake mushrooms, seeds, nuts and nut butters.

Copper Contributes to:

·         the maintenance of normal connective tissues

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         the normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal hair pigmentation

·         normal iron transport in the body

·         normal skin pigmentation

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

 

 

HIGH IN
Manganese
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High in Manganese

Derived from the Greek word for magic, manganese is a trace mineral that is present in tiny amounts in the body and is found mostly in the bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas.  It is essential for the proper and normal growth of the human bone structure and is a very effective mineral in aiding in the increase of the mineral density of spinal bone.  Manganese is also needed in the production and repair of connective tissue, its specific role is in the manufacture of mucopolysaccharides which are one of the main components of all connective tissues.  

Regulation of the body’s metabolism is another vital function of manganese with manganese activated enzymes helping in the metabolism of cholesterol, amino acids and carbohydrates.  Also a powerful contributor to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which helps to fight free radicals.  Free radicals occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes and DNA, antioxidants such as SOD can help to neutralise free radicals.  Rich sources of manganese include; whole grains, nuts and nut butters and leafy vegetables.

Manganese contributes to:

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the normal formation of connective tissue

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

SOURCE OF
Calcium
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Source of Calcium

Forming 2% of total body weight in adults, calcium’s best known role is in bone and tooth health.  It forms a part of hydroxyapatite, the mineral complex that makes your bones and teeth hard and maintains bone density.  It is especially important that children consume an adequate amount of calcium to maximise their bone mass prior to adult years.  Also an important part of the blood clotting process, calcium works together with vitamin K and a protein called fibrinogen in the clotting cascade, without adequate levels of calcium and vitamin K the blood will take longer to clot.  Calcium helps your muscles contract in response to nerve stimulation, it activates a protein called calmodulin that your muscle cells need to provide the fuel they need to function.  Assisting in the transmission of neural impulses, the calcium in your body also aids other types of cell communication – it acts as a “second messenger” in your cells which means it responds to chemical signals from outside your cells and then triggers a response inside your cell. 

Calcium helps to activate several digestive enzymes and there is considerable evidence that calcium and vitamin D intake are influential in modulating energy metabolism in humans.  Like all minerals, calcium doesn’t work alone but in tandem with other nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D, for this reason, obtaining our calcium from whole foods – foods whose nutrient profiles have been optimised by nature for superior absorption – is the best way to remain healthy!  Excellent natural calcium sources include; chia seeds, sesame seeds, seaweed (such as kelp and Kombu), dark leafy greens and dairy products (such as yoghurt, cheese and kefir).

Calcium contributes to:

·         normal blood clotting

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal muscle function

·         normal neurotransmission

·         the normal function of digestive enzymes

·         Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

 

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Selenium
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Source of Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element that plays an important role in a number of physiological processes in humans.  It is a key element in spermatogenesis (the production or development of mature spermatozoa) and male fertility.  Selenium has also been shown to support the immune system by promoting the production of killer T-cells (a type of white blood cell), which engulf and destroy harmful foreign substances that enter the body and could otherwise cause disease and infection.  Selenium works in close conjunction with vitamin E as an antioxidant to prevent the formation of free radicals which can weaken and damage cells in every organ system. 

In addition, research has shown that selenium is an essential component of the thyroid gland’s functions, helping to regulate the amount of the thyroid hormone T3 that is produced within the body – without selenium the T3 hormone cannot be produced which can be catastrophic to a wide variety of your body’s systems.  It is believed that good selenium intake can help to prevent hair loss and promote shiny hair and healthy nail growthBrazil nuts are the richest source of selenium discovered so far, also found in mushrooms, shellfish, garlic, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, selenium is destroyed when foods are refined or processed so eating a variety of whole, unprocessed foods is the best way to get selenium into your diet.

Selenium contributes to:

·         normal spermatogenesis

·         the maintenance of normal hair

·         the maintenance of normal nails

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         normal thyroid function

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Cacao Powder
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 20g
Serving % RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
20
 
Energy KJ/Kcal
1471KJ/353Kcal
294KJ/71Kcal
3.50%
Fat
11.0g
2.2g
3.14%
of which saturates
6.8g
1.4g
 
Carbohydrate
19.5g
3.9g
1.50%
of which sugars
2.5g
0.5g
0.54%
Protein
27.8g
5.6g
11.12%
Dietary Fibre
32.5g
6.5g
 
Salt
9.00mg
1.80mg
0.03%
Potassium
1524.00mg
304.80mg
15.24%
Calcium
128.00mg
25.60mg
3.20%
Phosphorus
734.00mg
146.80mg
20.97%
Magnesium
499.00mg
99.80mg
26.61%
Iron
13.90mg
2.78mg
19.86%
Zinc
6.80mg
1.36mg
13.60%
Copper
3.80mg
0.76mg
76.00%
Manganese
3.80mg
0.76mg
38.00%
Selenium
0.01mg
0.00mg
5.09%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation. (OFF logo)
  • Fairtrade
  • Produced to GMP standards (Logo)
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. (link to Quality statement)
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (Vegetarian society logo)
  • Gluten free (Celiac Society LOGO)
  • Fairtrade
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch (Link to cert of food spec pouch)
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Our Cacao products are from a fair trade supplier in Peru, from the rich and fertile soils of South America. The Latin name Theobroma Cacao literally means food of the Gods. There is a great history of use of Cacao in South America and the beans were once valued so highly that they were used as currency.
After harvesting, the beans and pulp are piled together and fermented over several days in the ambient tropical temperature (below 118°F), a delicate process to ensure the tannins are removed - fermentation is key to the development of the classic aroma and taste of the powder. The beans are sundried, again below 118°F, broken up into nibs and put through a winnower to separate them. They are stoneground for 10-12 hrs into an ultra-fine paste with the temperature kept below 118°F. This is pressed through a fine mesh retaining the cacao particles as a "cake" which is broken up and sifted into cacao powder.

Much like coffee, raw cacao acts as a stimulant, which at the least can negatively affect sleep and at worst may agitate kidneys.

Cacao Powder - Organic Raw (80% Peruvian Criollo)

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I love hot chocolate during the winter months and ordered this because it's naturally processed at low temperatures to maintain the health benefits, and doesn't contain any of the additives of shop-bought 'dutched' cocoa. It makes delicious cocoa! If you add some stevia and a few drops of vanilla extract this will smooth out any 'bitterness' characteristic of raw cacoa.
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Gorgeous Cacao - very happy!
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First time trying Indigos Cacao Powder, havnt opened it yet as finishing off another suppliers, will review when I have used some but expect it will be really good as all other products I have bought from Indigo are top notch and nicely packaged.
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Products all as described and just great to add to smoothies
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Beautifully velvety powder. I've had this mixed in with my protein powder and have also used in cake and also had it as a treat mixed in with my dairy free 'icecream'. Exactly as I had hoped and more, quality is fabulous and as it's a big bag I feel I am receiving value for money. I'd recommend this to all!!
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sorry but still have not tryed it
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Perfect as always! In gratitude.
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I am satisfied after using the product for a number of years
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the best cocoa I never had
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Scrumptious flavour, highly recommend buying.
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Great Antioxidant and mood boaster and energy provider - recommend
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Great quality, perfect for baking or making chocolate. I will buy it again.
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Love it, have used it for no sugar brownies and no sugar chocolate mousse - wonderful stuff, excellent quality. Thanks. Quick delivery too.
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Looks and tastes like the cocoa powder my grandchildren know.
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Top quality product. Nice packaging. Fast delivery. No problems. Excellent service will use agaib
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Great product and good price
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Perfect for the best chocolates.
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great quality cacao powder.
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This product is so pure that you can use half the quantity in the recipes compared to the standard cacao you find in the supermarkets
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Great in smoothies, and for all cooking - and it is organic and delicious!
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Top quality, great taste, great packaging.
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I make my own chocolate and with this cacao it tastes great.
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A great pick me up and Antioxidant
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Good! Going to have to get some cacao butter and make some chocolate bars.
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Excellent quality, no more chocolate cravings
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Very good price and good product.
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Smelt and tasted divine. Would recommend.
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Hard to get real RAW cacao, but I think I might just have found it!
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Rich flavour, excellent quality.
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I have tried this product before. Excellent for using with cocao butter for raw chocolate making. Other sites sell similar but cost is much greater. I am really pleased to have found this website. Highly recommend product.
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High quality and great tasting.
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Food quality cacao and fast shipping! Great service, definitely recommend! :)
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Great product, great in a smoothie, or just a hot chocolate
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Delicious! Fantastic packaging, great quality
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I make a drink with it 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 big teaspoon of cacao and mix up in a mug with a bit of milk then i poor boiling water on its lus h- and so good for us,
Indigo Raw Chocolate Making Kit (Large) 750g
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  • Includes: 100% Pure Raw Chocolate Ingredients.
  • Everything you could possibly need to make your own Raw Chocolates.
  • Including our own delicious recipe & instructions.
  • The freshly made chocolates are healthy and delicious.
  • Makes a fantastic gift, simple & easy to use instructions.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
  • Small kit 300g makes about 20 small bars
  • Large kit 750g makes about 45 small bars.
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Indigo Herbs Raw Chocolate Kit is a fantastic kit comprising of premium quality ingredients for those who want to make their own Raw Chocolate. These chocolate ingredients are 100% pure and raw resulting in the final product being both nutritious and delicious. Enjoy hand crafting your own raw chocolates at home with this simple and easy kit. Our delectable Raw Chocolate Kits come in 2 sizes, small 300g and large 750g. The kit contains: Raw Cacao Powder, Raw Cacao Butter, Raw Agave Nectar, and Pure Raw Vanilla Powder. We also include our secret recipe on how to make Indigo Herbs Pure Raw Chocolate.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality and suggested use of this fantastic Raw Chocolate Kit. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals.

Raw Chocolate:

  • Source of Magnesium: Cacao is one of the top 10 Magnesium rich foods. Magnesium relaxes muscles and strengthens bones and improves circulation.
  • Vitamin C: Our Powder is high in Vitamin C, which supports the immune system, acts as an anti-oxidant and relieves exhaustion and stress.
  • Calcium: Our Powder is high in Calcium, which is essential to bones and teeth.
  • Iron: Cacao is also a source of Iron. Iron oxygenates the blood and reduces fatigue.
  • Protein: Our Cacao Powder is high in Protein with 21.5g providing 8.6% of the RDA.
  • Flavanoids: This nutritionally rich food is known to have twice the concentration of antioxidants found in red wine, and three times of that found in green tea.
    This is partly due to the Flavonoids. Flavonoids improve the absorption of both Vitamin C and Iron.
  • Also contains feel good Phyto-chemicals including Theobromine.
  • Cacao makes an excellent supplement for women during the monthly cycle, as it is high in Magnesium it can relieve muscle cramps, and a source of Iron is good for the blood. It is also favoured by Athletes, for muscle recovery, and energy.
  • It makes an excellent healthy treat for both children and adults.

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

Everything you need to make delicious & nutritious Raw Chocolate is contained within this kit, 

Method for Making Raw Chocolate:

You will need the following equipment;

  • A bain marie (ie. a large saucepan of boiling water with another heat proof bowl floating inside it).
  • A mixing spatula or spoon.
  • Molds for the chocolates to set in. You can use ice trays or cake cases.
  1. Boil up the water for the bain marie then remove from the heat.
  2. Gently melt all the Cacao Butter in the Bain Marie until the last of the solids have just disappeared.
  3. Add the Vanilla and stir into the melted Cacao Butter.
  4. Add in the Cacao Powder and mix thoroughly until it is smooth.
  5. Add in the Agave and mix until completely blended.
  6. Pour out the molten Raw Chocolate into molds and allow to set.
  7. TIP: put the moulds into the freezer to help them set quickly. Remove after 15 minutes and pop out of moulds.
  8. Refrigerate to keep fresh.
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Gluten free.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

All the ingredients inside this Raw Chocolate Making Kit are 100% pure fresh raw ingredients ready to be utilized. The Raw Cacao Powder and Butter have come from Peru, the Raw Agave Nectar comes from Mexico and the Raw Vanilla comes from its homeland in Madagascar. All these raw products have been produced under strict GMP guidelines and are certified Raw. Indigo Herbs has stamped all these products as genuine and have received our seal of approval.

The Small Kit Contains:
  • Raw Cacao Powder 100 grams
  • Raw Cacao Butter 100 grams
  • Raw Agave Nectar 100 ml
  • 3 grams Pure Raw Vanilla Powder
  • Our secret how to make Pure Raw Chocolate recipe
 
The Large Kit Contains:
  • Raw Cacao Powder 250 grams
  • Raw Cacao Butter 250 grams
  • Raw Agave Nectar 250ml
  • 7 grams Pure Raw Vanilla Powder
  • Our secret how to make Pure Raw Chocolate recipe

Follow the instructions closely.

When these delicious chocolates are made then restraint will have to be exercised. Each chocolate is very rich so be careful not to over indulge.

Indigo Raw Chocolate Making Kit (Full Ingredients

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So much fun! This was a gift but I got to join in the making - lovely chocolate and a great idea.
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In the last year I think I may have brought about 10 of these chocolate making kits and only gave one away as a present and that was begrudgingly. What else do I need to say about this product, its excellent value for an excellent product. I haven't brought more kits as the chocolate lasts me about a month and I usually get the bigger kit except they had run out so I got two of the smaller kits as I couldn't wait for the bigger ones to be restocked.
Indigo Raw Chocolate Making Gift Kit
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  • A wonderfully presented Raw Chocolate Making Kit.
  • An ideal gift box for all the family.
  • Includes Goji Berries & Brazil Nuts for added deliciousness.
  • Everything you could possibly need to make your own Raw Chocolates.
  • Including our own delicious recipe & instructions.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
  • Makes 20-25 small chocolates.
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  • Recipes

Indigo Herbs Raw Chocolate Making Kit is a fantastic gift set comprising of premium quality ingredients for those who want to make their own Raw Chocolate. A wonderfully presented gift box that will make the perfect present. These chocolate ingredients are 100% pure and raw resulting in the final product being both nutritious and delicious. Enjoy hand crafting your own raw chocolates at home with this simple and easy kit. The kit contains: Raw Cacao Powder, Raw Cacao Butter, Raw Agave Nectar, Pure Raw Vanilla Powder, Goji Berries and Brazil Nuts. We also include our secret recipe on how to make Indigo Herbs Pure Raw Chocolate.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality and suggested use of this fantastic Raw Chocolate Kit. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

The Raw Cacao Bean is really very good for you, as it is plentiful in beneficial phyto-nutrients, however much of this goodness is destroyed when the bean is roasted. Raw Chocolate remains packed with these feel good nutrients, minerals and anti-oxidants, and this confectionary is not only delicious but also nutritious

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

Making Pure Raw Chocolate is quite simple, easy & fun and here's the basic guide and our secret recipe. This kit is complete with everything needed to make approx. 20 - 25 delicious & nutritious raw chocolates.

Enjoy the dark bitter sweet taste a pure raw Chocolate, sweetened with Agave Syrup (Low GI) with the added crunch of Brazil nuts and Goji Berries

 Ingredients:
100g Cacao Butter
100g Cacao Powder
100ml Agave Syrup
3g Vanilla Powder
25g Brazil Nuts
25g Goji Berries

Instructions:

  • Choose a saucepan and heat resistant bowl. (Bowl balances over saucepan)
  • Fill saucepan ½ full of water & bring to the boil.
  • Chop Cacao Butter & put in bowl.
  • Chop Brazil Nuts & Goji Berries.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and set bowl of butter over it.
  • Allow butter to melt, ensuring it is not heated and remains “raw”.
  • When butter is liquid, first stir in Vanilla Powder.
  • Next stir in Cacao Powder, keep stirring, lumps will dissolve.
  • Then thoroughly stir in Agave Syrup. The Chocolate mixture will be smooth and silky at this stage.
  • Lastly vigorously stir in Nuts & Fruit, until it is well coated.
  • Spoon mixture carefully into chocolate mould, ice cube tray or Petit Four cases.
  • Put straight into the freezer for 15 minutes to set.
  • Remove from freezer & pop from tray/ mould.
  • Enjoy with friends as a nutritious and healthy snack.
  • Chocolates will stay fresh if sealed & refrigerated for 12 weeks.
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Gluten free.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

All the ingredients inside this Raw Chocolate Making Kit are 100% pure fresh raw ingredients ready to be utilized. The Raw Cacao Powder and Butter have come from Peru, the Raw Agave Nectar comes from Mexico, the Raw Vanilla comes from its homeland in Madagascar, the Goli Berries come from China and the Brazil Nuts come from Bolivia. All these raw products have been produced under strict GMP guidelines and are certified Raw. They have all received the Indigo Herbs seal of approval.

Organic Cacao Powder 100g

Organic Cacao Butter 100g

Organic Raw Agave Syrup 100ml

Goji Berries 25g

Brazil Nuts 25g

Vanilla Powder 3g

When these delicious chocolates are made then restraint will have to be exercised. Each chocolate is very rich so be careful not to over indulge.

Indigo Raw Chocolate Making Kit Gift Set

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Organic Raw Cacao Nibs 500g
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Latin Name: Theobroma cacao

  • Certified Organic
  • Fairtrade
  • 100% Peruvian Criolla Beans cracked up into Nibs.
  • Raw; de-hydrated at low temp to ensure nutrients are preserved.
  • Source of Vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients.
  • Healthy and delicious
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
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Cacao Nibs from Indigo Herbs are Certified Organic 100% pure, raw, unheated and untreated. These nutrient rich Organic Cacao nibs can be eaten daily as snacks. Organic Cacao Nibs taste delicious when mixed with nuts, seeds and fruits.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Also known as: Criolla cacao, Kakaw, Cocoa

  • Our Cacao Nibs are deliciously chocolatey but Low in sugar.
  • High in Magnesium: Cacao is one of the top 10 Magnesium rich foods. Magnesium relaxes muscles and strengthens bones and improves circulation. Our Nibs and Beans are high in this mineral. 35g serving provides 25% of the RDA. (This means about 20 Beans)
  • Source of Potassium: This mineral is essential to the function of the nervous system, muscle function and maintenance of normal blood pressure.
  • Also contains feel good phyto-nutrients.
  • Cacao makes an excellent supplement for women during the monthly cycle, as it is high in Magnesium it can relieve muscle cramps, and a source of Iron is good for the blood. It is also favoured by Athletes, for muscle recovery, and energy.
  • It makes an excellent healthy treat for both children and adults.

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

  • Cacao has a wonderful light heavenly aroma, and slightly bitter sweet chocolate taste, it can be enjoyed in its pure intense form or it can be sweetened with a naturally sweet super-foods such as coconut blossom nectar, fruit powders, dried fruit, dried berries, agave nectar, honey, or the herbal sugar free sweetener Stevia.
  • All our Raw Organic Cacao ingredients can be used to make raw smoothies, raw chocolate bars, raw chocolate cakes and desserts. The nibs can be added to muesli, yogurts, cereals, trail mix and flapjacks, for a delicious super-nutritious addition.

Daily serving:

Use as required. 

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
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High in Magnesium

The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate.  Frequently referred to as the “miracle mineral”, magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport, the creation and synthesis of proteins and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions - it activates the enzymes that make copies of DNA and RNA making it essential in the process of cell division. 

Roughly half of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones and acts as a cofactor with calcium and vitamin D to maintain and strengthen the bone structure and teeth (your teeth can only form hard enamel from calcium if magnesium is available).  It also works, again in concert with calcium, to regulate electrical impulses in the cells.  Cellular calcium channels allow the mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse, it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled, operating as a natural calcium channel blocker and responsible for relaxation, magnesium is pivotally important to the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system.  Both magnesium and calcium are intimately involved with muscle function (magnesium relaxes, calcium contracts) with frequent muscle cramps being a symptom of a deficiency in magnesium.  If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected as magnesium is crucial to the production of neurotransmitters and the integrity of the blood brain barrier and therefore is needed to maintain normal psychological function.  The best food sources of magnesium include; avocados, chia and hemp seeds, sesame seeds, raw cacao and raw chocolate, sprouted nuts/seeds, sea vegetables (such as kelp and nori), raw green vegetables and grass fed dairy products.

Magnesium contributes to:

·         a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         electrolyte balance

·         normal energy yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         normal protein synthesis

·         normal psychological function

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

SOURCE OF
Potassium
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Source of Potassium

Potassium, the third most abundant mineral in the human body, is an essential mineral whose ions are vital for the functioning of all living cells!  Potassium plays a role at both the cellular and electrical level – considered and electrolyte because it carries a tiny electrical charge – it is found in red blood cells, muscles and bones.  Our bodies use potassium ions to conduct electrical impulses along muscle and nerve cells, it helps to boost the efficiency of nerve reflexes that transmit messages from one body part to another, this in turn helps in muscle contraction to perform various activities without tiring quickly. 

Potassium also has vasodilating properties that work to relieve the tension of blood vessels which is one of the main causes of high blood pressure.  It is helpful in reversing the role of sodium in unbalancing normal blood pressure thus acting as a vital component that maintains the normality of blood pressure in the human body.  The importance of potassium should not be underestimated in your dietary plan, most famously found in bananas other rich sources of potassium include spinach, avocados and coconut water.

Potassium contributes to:

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         the maintenance of normal blood pressure

SOURCE OF
Iron
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Source of Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

Cacao Nibs
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 35g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
35
 
Energy KJ/ Kcal
2420KJ/578Kcal
847KJ/202Kcal
10.1%
Fat
50.3g
17.61g
25.2%
of which saturates
34.2g
11.97g
 
Carbohydrate
18.2g
6.37g
2.5%
of which sugars
1g
0.35g
 
Protein
13g
4.55g
9.1%
Dietary Fibre
13.4g
4.7g
 
Salt
500mg
175mg
2.9%
Potassium
366mg
128.1mg
6.4%
Magnesium
272mg
95.2mg
25.4%
Iron
3.6mg
1.26mg
9.0%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation. (OFF logo)
  • Produced to GMP standards (Logo)
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. (link to Quality statement)
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (Vegetarian society logo)
  • Gluten free (Celiac Society LOGO)
  • Fairtrade
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch (Link to cert of food spec pouch)
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Our Cacao products are from a fair trade supplier in Peru, from the rich and fertile soils of South America. The Latin name Theobroma Cacao  literally means food of the Gods. There is a great history of use of Cacao in South America and the beans were once valued so highly that they were used as currency.
The cacao pods are hand harvested and after harvesting and fermentation has completed, the beans are spread out on the ground and allowed to dry under the sun. Once fully dried, the cacao beans are carefully cleaned and sorted to remove any poor quality beans, and passed over magnets to remove even the smallest impurities. They are dehydrated as a heat-free alternative to roasting, then winnowed to separate the beans from the husks and finally roughly broken into small crunchy Cacao Nibs.

Much like coffee, raw cacao acts as a stimulant, which at the least can negatively affect sleep and at worst may agitate kidneys.

Organic Cacao Nibs (Raw)

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Organic Raw Cacao Beans 250g
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Latin Name: Theobroma cacao

  • Certified Organic
  • Raw; processed at low temp to ensure nutrients are preserved
  • Source of Vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients
  • Healthy with a sweet and sour taste
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
£5.99-£14.99
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Indigo Herbs Organic Cacao Beans are 100% pure, raw, unheated and untreated. These nutrient rich beans can be eaten as snacks and have a bitter sweet and sour taste. Organic Cacao Beans taste delicious when mixed with nuts, seeds, fruits and raw chocolate.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Also known as: Kakaw, Cocoa

  • High in Magnesium: Cacao is one of the top 10 Magnesium rich foods. Magnesium relaxes muscles and strengthens bones and improves circulation.
  • Iron: Cacao is also a source of Iron. Iron oxygenates the blood and reduces fatigue.
  • High in dietary fibre.
  • Also contains Phyto-nutrients.
  • Cacao makes an excellent supplement for women during the monthly cycle, as it is high in Magnesium it can relieve muscle cramps, and a source of Iron is good for the blood. It is also favoured by Athletes, for muscle recovery, and energy.
  • It makes an excellent healthy treat for both children and adults.

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

  • The Cacao Bean has a wonderful light heavenly aroma, and slightly bitter sweet chocolate taste, it can be enjoyed in its pure intense form or it can be mixed up with dried fruits or nuts to create texture and flavour as a superfood trial mix.
  • All our Raw Organic Cacao ingredients can be used to make raw smoothies, raw chocolate bars, raw chocolate cakes and desserts. The beans can be added to muesli, yogurts, cereals, trail mix and flapjacks, for a delicious super-nutritious addition.

Daily serving:

Use as required. 

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Magnesium
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High in Magnesium

The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate.  Frequently referred to as the “miracle mineral”, magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport, the creation and synthesis of proteins and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions - it activates the enzymes that make copies of DNA and RNA making it essential in the process of cell division. 

Roughly half of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones and acts as a cofactor with calcium and vitamin D to maintain and strengthen the bone structure and teeth (your teeth can only form hard enamel from calcium if magnesium is available).  It also works, again in concert with calcium, to regulate electrical impulses in the cells.  Cellular calcium channels allow the mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse, it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled, operating as a natural calcium channel blocker and responsible for relaxation, magnesium is pivotally important to the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system.  Both magnesium and calcium are intimately involved with muscle function (magnesium relaxes, calcium contracts) with frequent muscle cramps being a symptom of a deficiency in magnesium.  If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected as magnesium is crucial to the production of neurotransmitters and the integrity of the blood brain barrier and therefore is needed to maintain normal psychological function.  The best food sources of magnesium include; avocados, chia and hemp seeds, sesame seeds, raw cacao and raw chocolate, sprouted nuts/seeds, sea vegetables (such as kelp and nori), raw green vegetables and grass fed dairy products.

Magnesium contributes to:

·         a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         electrolyte balance

·         normal energy yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         normal protein synthesis

·         normal psychological function

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

SOURCE OF
Iron
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Source of Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

Cacao Beans
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 35g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
35
 
Energy KJ/ Kcal
2420KJ/578Kcal
847KJ/202Kcal
10.1%
Fat
50.3g
17.61g
25.2%
of which saturates
34.2g
11.97g
 
Carbohydrate
18.2g
6.37g
2.5%
of which sugars
1g
0.35g
 
Protein
13g
4.55g
9.1%
Dietary Fibre
13.4g
4.69g
 
Salt
500mg
175mg
2.9%
Magnesium
272mg
95.2mg
25.4%
Iron
2.94mg
1.03mg
7.4%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation. (OFF logo)
  • Produced to GMP standards (Logo)
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. (link to Quality statement)
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (Vegetarian society logo)
  • Gluten free (Celiac Society LOGO)
  • Fairtrade
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch (Link to cert of food spec pouch)
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

These Cacao Beans are from a fair trade supplier in Peru, from the rich and fertile soils of South America. The Latin name Theobroma literally means food of the Gods. There is a great history of use of Cacao in South America and the beans were once valued so highly that they were used as currency.
Cocoa trees produce fibrous pods 15 to 25cm long and 7 to 10cm in diameter. Each contains 20 to 40 beans (seeds) within a pulp. After harvesting, the cacao pods are opened, and the beans and pulp removed. These are piled together and fermented over several days in the ambient tropical temperature (below 118°F, 47°C) -  fermentation removes the tannins and is key to the development of the classic aroma and taste of the beans. Following fermentation, the beans are carefully sundried, again below 118°F. At this stage the beans are inspected and packed for dispatch.

Much like coffee, raw cacao acts as a stimulant, which at the least can negatively affect sleep and at worst may agitate kidneys.

Organic Raw Cacao Beans

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Organic Raw Cacao Paste 250g
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Latin Name: Theobroma cacao

  • Certified Organic.
  • Fairtrade.
  • Source of Vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients.
  • Healthy and delicious.
  • Main ingredient for making raw chocolate.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
£4.99-£14.99
Organic Quality Assured Organic Organic Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
  • Full Description

  • Health Benefits

  • How to use

  • Suggested Use

  • Nutritional Information

  • Quality & Manufacture

  • Contraindications

  • Customer Reviews

  • Blogs

  • Recipes

Indigo Herbs Organic Cacao Paste is 100% pure, raw, unheated and untreated. This fair-trade nutrient rich paste can be used to make raw chocolate. Organic Cacao Paste taste delicious when melted down and mixed with natural sweetener, nuts, seeds and fruits.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Also known as: Criolla Cacao, Kakaw, Cocoa

  • Our Cacao paste is low in sugar but still gives that chocolate taste.
  • Vitamin C: Our Powder is high in Vitamin C, which supports the immune system, acts as an anti-oxidant and relieves exhaustion and stress.
  • Calcium: Our Powder is high in Calcium, which is essential to bones and teeth.
  • Iron: Cacao is also a source of Iron. Iron oxygenates the blood and reduces fatigue.
  • Also contains feel good Phyto-nutrients, including Theobromine.
  • Cacao makes an excellent supplement for women during the monthly cycle, as it contains Magnesium it can relieve muscle cramps, and a source of Iron is good for the blood. It is also favoured by Athletes, for muscle recovery, and energy.
  • It makes an excellent healthy treat for both children and adults.
  • Cacao paste is the essential ingredient for Raw Chocolate.

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

  • Cacao has a wonderful light heavenly aroma, and slightly bitter sweet chocolate taste, it can be enjoyed in its pure intense form or it can be sweetened with a naturally sweet super-foods such as coconut blossom nectar, fruit powders, dried fruit, dried berries, agave nectar, honey, or the herbal sugar free sweetener Stevia.
  • All our Organic Cacao ingredients can be used to make raw smoothies, raw chocolate bars, raw chocolate cakes and desserts. The Cacao paste can be melted down and used to make Raw Chocolate, or it can be grated over foods to add that Low sugar chocolate flavour.

Daily serving:

Use as required. 

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Vitamin C
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High in Vitamin C

Vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the safest and most effective vitamins whose benefits are many.  It is absolutely vital in collagen production – collagen is a simple protein and an essential part of our connective tissue – the very framework of our body.  All of the components that hold our bodies together such as skin, bones, blood vessels, teeth and gums, tendons and cartilage rely upon collagen.  Vitamin C is directly responsible for influencing collagen synthesis and helps to shield us from the symptoms of collagen deletion – most famously scurvy! 

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C can protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals which are harmful by-products of digestion or foreign substances in the atmosphere.  Inside the body it changes form to a negatively charged compound called ascorbate which helps to protect nerve cells and improves psychological function.  It has been known as the antioxidant’s antioxidant because it functions to protect vitamin E from oxidation too, another vitamin that interacts with free radicals to prevent cell damage.  Vitamin C strongly enhances the absorption of iron - when they are consumed and digested together, vitamin C combines with the iron to form a compound that is more easily absorbed.  Crucial to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off infections – both bacterial and viral – white blood cells contain 20 times the amount of vitamin C than other cells and require constant replenishment to keep the immune system working to its optimum capacity, especially during and after intense physical exercise.    Whilst highly concentrated in citrus fruits, other rich sources of vitamin C are acerola cherries, leafy green vegetables, red peppers and potatoes.

Vitamin C contributes to:

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal psychological function

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

·         Vitamin C increases iron absorption

HIGH IN
Calcium
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High in Calcium

Forming 2% of total body weight in adults, calcium’s best known role is in bone and tooth health.  It forms a part of hydroxyapatite, the mineral complex that makes your bones and teeth hard and maintains bone density.  It is especially important that children consume an adequate amount of calcium to maximise their bone mass prior to adult years.  Also an important part of the blood clotting process, calcium works together with vitamin K and a protein called fibrinogen in the clotting cascade, without adequate levels of calcium and vitamin K the blood will take longer to clot.  Calcium helps your muscles contract in response to nerve stimulation, it activates a protein called calmodulin that your muscle cells need to provide the fuel they need to function.  Assisting in the transmission of neural impulses, the calcium in your body also aids other types of cell communication – it acts as a “second messenger” in your cells which means it responds to chemical signals from outside your cells and then triggers a response inside your cell. 

Calcium helps to activate several digestive enzymes and there is considerable evidence that calcium and vitamin D intake are influential in modulating energy metabolism in humans.  Like all minerals, calcium doesn’t work alone but in tandem with other nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D, for this reason, obtaining our calcium from whole foods – foods whose nutrient profiles have been optimised by nature for superior absorption – is the best way to remain healthy!  Excellent natural calcium sources include; chia seeds, sesame seeds, seaweed (such as kelp and Kombu), dark leafy greens and dairy products (such as yoghurt, cheese and kefir).

Calcium contributes to:

·         normal blood clotting

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal muscle function

·         normal neurotransmission

·         the normal function of digestive enzymes

·         Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

 

HIGH IN
Magnesium
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High in Magnesium

The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate.  Frequently referred to as the “miracle mineral”, magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport, the creation and synthesis of proteins and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions - it activates the enzymes that make copies of DNA and RNA making it essential in the process of cell division. 

Roughly half of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones and acts as a cofactor with calcium and vitamin D to maintain and strengthen the bone structure and teeth (your teeth can only form hard enamel from calcium if magnesium is available).  It also works, again in concert with calcium, to regulate electrical impulses in the cells.  Cellular calcium channels allow the mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse, it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled, operating as a natural calcium channel blocker and responsible for relaxation, magnesium is pivotally important to the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system.  Both magnesium and calcium are intimately involved with muscle function (magnesium relaxes, calcium contracts) with frequent muscle cramps being a symptom of a deficiency in magnesium.  If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected as magnesium is crucial to the production of neurotransmitters and the integrity of the blood brain barrier and therefore is needed to maintain normal psychological function.  The best food sources of magnesium include; avocados, chia and hemp seeds, sesame seeds, raw cacao and raw chocolate, sprouted nuts/seeds, sea vegetables (such as kelp and nori), raw green vegetables and grass fed dairy products.

Magnesium contributes to:

·         a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         electrolyte balance

·         normal energy yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         normal protein synthesis

·         normal psychological function

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

HIGH IN
Iron
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High in Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

Cacao Paste
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 20g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
20
 
Energy KJ/ Kcal
2244KJ/536Kcal
449KJ/107Kcal
5.3%
Fat
51.3g
10.26g
14.7%
of which saturates
33.3g
6.66g
 
Carbohydrate
6g
1.2g
0.5%
of which sugars
0.6g
0.12g
 
Protein
12.6g
2.52g
5.0%
Dietary Fibre
25g
5g
 
Salt
600mg
120mg
2.0%
Vitamin C
27.43mg
5.49mg
6.9%
Calcium
1284.33mg
256.87mg
32.1%
Magnesium
272mg
54.4mg
14.5%
Iron
26.12mg
5.22mg
37.3%
Theobromine
1.50mg
 
 
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation. (OFF logo)
  • Fairtrade
  • Produced to GMP standards (Logo)
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. (link to Quality statement)
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans (Vegetarian society logo)
  • Gluten free (Celiac Society LOGO)
  • Fairtrade
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch (Link to cert of food spec pouch)
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Our Cacao products are from a fair trade supplier in Peru, from the rich and fertile soils of South America. The Latin name Theobroma cacao literally means food of the Gods. There is a great history of use of Cacao in South America and the beans were once valued so highly that they were used as currency.
The Cacao beans are harvested, and left to ferment in boxes for a few days, then they are laid on trays and sundried. Next the shells are removed and the nibs are retained, then the nibs are then milled until they turn into Cacao liquor or Cacao paste. The mass is then pressed, so that the Cacao butter is excreted and a solid Cacao cake is left. The cake is then ground into powder, and the butter is retained.

Much like coffee, raw cacao acts as a stimulant, which at the least can negatively affect sleep and at worst may agitate kidneys.

Organic Raw Cacao Paste

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I should have preferred powder to paste
Pure (Indigo Raw Chocolate) Hand Crafted Bar x 10
  • 10 Hand Crafted Bars 
  • Indigo Herbs Proprietary Recipe
  • Made with 100%  Pure, Raw Chocolate Ingredients
  • Pure Raw Chocolate - Packed with Phyto-Nutrients.
  • Delicious & Nutritious
  • Dimensions of each bar: 4.8 x  2.5 x 1.0 cm 
£13.99
Quality Assured Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
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10 Pure Raw Chocolate from Indigo Herbs - premium quality ingredients, 100% raw, nutritious and delicious and a healthy alternative to other confectionery

Our Pure Raw Chocolate is hand crafted in Glastonbury by the Indigo Herbs team using only the finest ingredients. They are sugar free, dairy free, guilt free, hand-crafted and deserving of its affectionate title of 'super-food of the Gods'. Raw chocolate naturally contains over 300 nutritional compounds, essential minerals and feel good phyto-chemicals.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals.

Raw Chocolate contains:

  • Source of Magnesium: Cacao is one of the top 10 Magnesium rich foods. Magnesium relaxes muscles and strengthens bones and improves circulation.
  • Vitamin C: Our Powder is high in Vitamin C, which supports the immune system, acts as an anti-oxidant and relieves exhaustion and stress.
  • Calcium: Our Powder is high in Calcium which is essential to bones and teeth.
  • Iron: Cacao is also a source of Iron. Iron oxygenates the blood and reduces fatigue.
  • Protein: Our Cacao Powder is high in Protein with 21.5g providing 8.6% of the RDA.
  • Flavanoids: This nutritionally rich food is known to have twice the concentration of antioxidants found in red wine and three times of that found in green tea.
    This is partly due to the Flavonoids. Flavonoids improve the absorption of both Vitamin C and Iron.
  • Also contains feel good Phyto-chemicals including Theobromine.
  • Cacao makes an excellent supplement for women during the monthly cycle as it is high in Magnesium. It can relieve muscle cramps and as source of Iron is good for the blood.
  • Favoured by Athletes for muscle recovery and energy.
  • It makes an excellent healthy treat for both children and adults.

Raw Chocolate is simple and easy to make. Firstly for the chocolate to be “Raw”, (which means it is delicious AND nutritious) then the Cacao ingredients must have been manufactured below 114 Fahrenheit to ensure that their phyto-nutrients have not been destroyed.

Then the Raw Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water away from any heat source. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the raw chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

Unwrap and enjoy!

HIGH IN
Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Calcium
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High in Calcium

Forming 2% of total body weight in adults, calcium’s best known role is in bone and tooth health.  It forms a part of hydroxyapatite, the mineral complex that makes your bones and teeth hard and maintains bone density.  It is especially important that children consume an adequate amount of calcium to maximise their bone mass prior to adult years.  Also an important part of the blood clotting process, calcium works together with vitamin K and a protein called fibrinogen in the clotting cascade, without adequate levels of calcium and vitamin K the blood will take longer to clot.  Calcium helps your muscles contract in response to nerve stimulation, it activates a protein called calmodulin that your muscle cells need to provide the fuel they need to function.  Assisting in the transmission of neural impulses, the calcium in your body also aids other types of cell communication – it acts as a “second messenger” in your cells which means it responds to chemical signals from outside your cells and then triggers a response inside your cell. 

Calcium helps to activate several digestive enzymes and there is considerable evidence that calcium and vitamin D intake are influential in modulating energy metabolism in humans.  Like all minerals, calcium doesn’t work alone but in tandem with other nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D, for this reason, obtaining our calcium from whole foods – foods whose nutrient profiles have been optimised by nature for superior absorption – is the best way to remain healthy!  Excellent natural calcium sources include; chia seeds, sesame seeds, seaweed (such as kelp and Kombu), dark leafy greens and dairy products (such as yoghurt, cheese and kefir).

Calcium contributes to:

·         normal blood clotting

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal muscle function

·         normal neurotransmission

·         the normal function of digestive enzymes

·         Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones

·         Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

 

HIGH IN
Magnesium
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High in Magnesium

The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate.  Frequently referred to as the “miracle mineral”, magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport, the creation and synthesis of proteins and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions - it activates the enzymes that make copies of DNA and RNA making it essential in the process of cell division. 

Roughly half of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones and acts as a cofactor with calcium and vitamin D to maintain and strengthen the bone structure and teeth (your teeth can only form hard enamel from calcium if magnesium is available).  It also works, again in concert with calcium, to regulate electrical impulses in the cells.  Cellular calcium channels allow the mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse, it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled, operating as a natural calcium channel blocker and responsible for relaxation, magnesium is pivotally important to the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system.  Both magnesium and calcium are intimately involved with muscle function (magnesium relaxes, calcium contracts) with frequent muscle cramps being a symptom of a deficiency in magnesium.  If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected as magnesium is crucial to the production of neurotransmitters and the integrity of the blood brain barrier and therefore is needed to maintain normal psychological function.  The best food sources of magnesium include; avocados, chia and hemp seeds, sesame seeds, raw cacao and raw chocolate, sprouted nuts/seeds, sea vegetables (such as kelp and nori), raw green vegetables and grass fed dairy products.

Magnesium contributes to:

·         a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         electrolyte balance

·         normal energy yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         normal protein synthesis

·         normal psychological function

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

HIGH IN
Iron
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High in Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

SOURCE OF
Vitamin C
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Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the safest and most effective vitamins whose benefits are many.  It is absolutely vital in collagen production – collagen is a simple protein and an essential part of our connective tissue – the very framework of our body.  All of the components that hold our bodies together such as skin, bones, blood vessels, teeth and gums, tendons and cartilage rely upon collagen.  Vitamin C is directly responsible for influencing collagen synthesis and helps to shield us from the symptoms of collagen deletion – most famously scurvy! 

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C can protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals which are harmful by-products of digestion or foreign substances in the atmosphere.  Inside the body it changes form to a negatively charged compound called ascorbate which helps to protect nerve cells and improves psychological function.  It has been known as the antioxidant’s antioxidant because it functions to protect vitamin E from oxidation too, another vitamin that interacts with free radicals to prevent cell damage.  Vitamin C strongly enhances the absorption of iron - when they are consumed and digested together, vitamin C combines with the iron to form a compound that is more easily absorbed.  Crucial to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off infections – both bacterial and viral – white blood cells contain 20 times the amount of vitamin C than other cells and require constant replenishment to keep the immune system working to its optimum capacity, especially during and after intense physical exercise.    Whilst highly concentrated in citrus fruits, other rich sources of vitamin C are acerola cherries, leafy green vegetables, red peppers and potatoes.

Vitamin C contributes to:

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin

·         normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal psychological function

·         the normal function of the immune system

·         maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

·         the protection of cells from oxidative stress

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

·         Vitamin C increases iron absorption

Pure Raw Chocolate
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Per single chocolate approx 16g
Per portion % RDA (reference intake of an average adult)
Daily Portion in grams
 
 
 
Energy KJ
1831KJ
319KJ
 
Energy Kcal
438Kcal
76Kcal
4%
Fat
32.48g
5.65g
8.1%
of which saturates
21.22g
3.69g
 
Carbohydrate
35.14g
6.11g
2.4%
of which sugars
28.00g
4.87g
 
Protein
7.11g
1.24g
2.5%
Dietary Fibre
11.44g
1.99g
 
Salt
6.00mg
1.04mg
0.0%
Vitamin A
0.01mg
0.00mg
1.4%
Vitamin C
12.03mg
2.09mg
15.0%
Magnesium
751.35mg
130.74mg
939.2%
Calcium
489.06mg
85.10mg
61.1%
Iron
15.94mg
2.77mg
113.8%
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
28.74mg
5.00mg
 
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
804.60mg
140.00mg
 
Flavonoids
0.27mg
0.05mg
 
Theobromine
0.07mg
0.01mg
 
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Gluten free.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Our Pure Raw Chocolate is hand crafted in Glastonbury using only the finest raw chocolate ingredients. We are very careful during the manufacture process to ensure that the ingredients are not heated over 114 Farenheit (45 Celius). This ensures that the phyto-nutrients are not destroyed and that Indigo Herbs Pure Raw Chocolate really is nutritious and delicious.

Raw Organic Cacao Butter

Raw Organic Cacao Powder

Raw Organic Agave Syrup

Raw Pure Vanilla Powder

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