In order to continue revealing the difference between traditionally prepared cacao and other types of chocolate and "cocoa" products, we had Heart of the Earth ceremonial cacao tested for polyphenol antioxidants. The results amazed us!
There’s very little data out there about the content of caffeine and theobromine in 100% pure, artisanal, minimally processed cacao. So in 2022 we had all our cacao varieties tested. The results surprised us, to say the least.
It's possible to share cacao outside of its historical context in a way that's ethical, responsible, and respectful of the originary stewards of cacao. Yet it's a nuanced matter that takes careful consideration and, sometimes, training.