Superfood Saturday – Cacao

You’ve likely heard of cacao, especially if you are into baking. Cacao is preferred over cocoa by lots of bakers because its the purest form of chocolate you can consume, much less so than cocoa/cocoa powder.

It lends its rich chocolate taste without the added sugars (and fats!) of chocolate chips.


Both cacao and cocoa are highly nutritious. If you want more nutrients, cacao is a better choice than cocoa.

Cacao also contains the mood improver, anandamide, also known as the ‘bliss molecule’, which creates a feeling of euphoria. If you are craving chocolate taste but want to minimize the effects, cacao is the healthier choice!

Do you like cacao? Do you use it often?

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