CACAO BEAN SCIENCE
Why the Cacao bean is soooooooo good for you:The Cacao bean is one of the highest food sources of antioxidants on the planet. What does this mean?
Free radicals are natural toxic by-products of normal metabolism and breathing they are highly reactive entities that may cause cell damage... Anti-oxidants provide protection against free radicals and thus against cell damage. They mop up the free radicals before they damage essential molecules. Anti-oxidant effectiveness in food is measured by what is called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). It measures a foods ability to neutralize free radicals. Nutritionists recommend at least 4000 ORAC values/day To obtain this amount of orac (4000) suggested daily intake you could eat:
1. 2Kg Apples
2. Half a Kg of Red Grapes
3. Just 10grams of Cacao beans!
It truly is unbelievable how amazing the cacao bean is
Orac Values of some commonly known antioxidants:
Cacao bean 400 orac per gram
Dark chocolate 197 orac per gram
Walnuts 136 orac per gram
Prunes 57.5 orac per gram
Blueberries 24 orac per gram
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