cacao & HEALTH
Not only is dark chocolate decadent and luscious, but it is made up of a variety of nutrients that can provide even the most indulgent chocolate lover, with health benefits. It is derived from the seeds of the cacao tree and like everything that is delicious in this world, should be consumed in moderation. Dark chocolate is measured in percentages of cocoa content.
The higher the cocoa percentage, the better it is for you. It contains a sufficient amount of fiber and is loaded with minerals. In comparison to typical chocolate bars you can purchase from your resident grocery store or vending machine, the high quality dark chocolate we handcraft at Cacao & Cardamom is made using the finest French coverture chocolate with 100% fruit purees, freshly roasted nuts, house ground spices, organic heavy cream,and 82% European butter to create the ultimate flavor impact.
In fact, it’s quite nutritious for you! Cocoa and dark chocolate contain much stronger antioxidants than fruits with some of the highest antioxidant properties, such as blueberries and acai berries. There is also an endless variety of mouthwatering chocolates to choose from; truffles, nibs, bars, chocolate covered nuts, fruit filled chocolate, and more!
By choosing dark chocolate over the processed sweets you typically indulge in, you are consuming a treat that can help improve your blood flow, lower blood pressure and lessen your risk of heart disease. Cacao & Cardamom prides itself not only on its creative qualities, but its use of spices also attribute to health. Some examples include Cardamom which is linked to antitumor activity, cinnamon which is popular in Chinese medicine for its antioxidant properties, or ginger which has anti inflammatory properties.