What is it?
This rich, decadent butter is loaded with super nutritional goodies. Enjoy the anti-bacterial and the anti-fungal properties of our Organic Coconut Oil combined with the antioxidants and magnesium of Fair Trade Organic Cacao.
We use Organic Agave Syrup (a natural, low GI sweetener) to sweeten this special treat, so it is diabetic friendly.
Researchers recommend eating 3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day. It has no cholesterol, no trans-fats ans supports healthy weight management. Our Chocolate Coconut Butter is a great way to have your daily dose of coconut oil and Raw Cacao.
Cane Sugar Free
Coconut Butter is known for its Lauric Acid content, and for its quality, healthy saturated fats. Cholesterol does not naturally occur in the plant kingdom. Unlike saturated animal fats, coconut oil is cholesterol free, making it safe for people with cholesterol challenges. Lauric Acid promotes immune function through its transformation into monolaurin once ingested.
Our body's cells are comprised primarily of saturated fats. Regular consumption of Coconut Butter promotes cellular health reducing oxidative damage from free radical exposure. Internal cellular protection translates externally to healthier, more hydrated, younger looking skin.
Medium Chain triglycerides (MCT's) are abundantly found in Coconut Butter. Unlike other forms of fat, the liver is able to metabolise MCT's similarly to how it utilises carbohydrates as a fuel source. Coconut Butter's digestibility means that it is quickly absorbed by our bodies, and not left to circulate the blood stream like other fats. The MCT's in coconut oil have also been shown to have thyroid supporting mechanisms. Studies that were conducted on the basal (resting) metabolic rate of people who ate MCT's comparative to those participants who consumed more LCT's (long chain triglycerides i.e. vegetable oils) were found on average to have a 12% increase in their basal metabolic rates.
Raw Cacao Beans contain 10 grams of flavonol antioxidants per 100 grams, which is an incredible 10%. Research has also demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. Cacao powder has set the world record for antioxidants with nearly 4 times the amount of antioxidants as Goji Berries.
Magnesium for the Heart and Brain
Raw cacao is the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. Magnesium is the most important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose. So when there is an abundance of magnesium the brain works with clarity and focus.
Mood elevators and Anti-depressants
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Both PEA and Anandamide (the bliss chemical) are found in abundance in the brains of happy people and are particularly released when we are feeling happy. Both of these neurotransmitters are present in raw cacao in large enough quantities to affect the brain and lift our moods. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that keep neurotransmitters in the bloodstream for longer without being broken down.
Organic Raw Coconut Butter, Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Raw Agave Syrup (Dark), Sea Salt
*Made in Australia from imported ingredients
Serving Size 10g
PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy 221.7kj 2217kj
Protein 0.6g 6g
Fat-total 4.7g 47.3g
Saturated 3.3g 32.9g
Carbohydrates-total 2.3g 23.1g
Sugars 2.0g 20.5g
Sodium 0.4mg 4.4mg
Use as a spread or eat directly from the jar. You can also warm it to create a delicious fondu. Blended with warm water or your favourite milk, makes for a great hot chocolate!