What is Organic Cacao Beans? The Cacao bean is the raw and unprocessed version of the cocoa bean, chocolate in its purest form. It is grown on the Theobroma Cacao tree, which is native to South America and now cultivated in many tropical climate countries around the world. The Theobroma Cacao tree produces Cacao pods that are split open after ripened to release the Cacao bean, which is then harvested, fermented and dried. Why use Organic Cacao Beans? Organic Cacao Beans are cultivated without the use of chemical fertilisers and because the beans are uncooked, no pesticides are involved in the production. This natural method of production retains more nutrients than the processed cocoa bean. Cacao contains more than 300 compounds, including essential vitamins and minerals: A, B, C, E, magnesium, protein, fibre, zinc and iron. Who can Benefit? Organic Cacao Beans have been used for centuries for their nutritional properties and wide-ranging health benefits. Rightly classed as a superfood, the highly nutritious Cacao bean can benefit every function of the body and is an excellent source of nutrients. The Organic Cacao bean contains much higher levels of antioxidants because it has been left in its raw, uncooked state, which provides numerous body health and cardiovascular benefits. Organic Cacao is also the highest source of magnesium content, a mineral that is deficient in the average human. Magnesium contributes towards maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, relaxing muscles, helping to deal with migraines and headaches and generally managing energy production in the body. Organic Cacao Beans are certified organic by the Soil Association under the code GB-ORG-05.