The amazing story of this raw cacao powder
ORAC antioxidant laboratory analysis confirms that there are over 25,200 antioxidants in a single spoonful of raw cacao powder!
This delicious, easy-to-use and mega-potent (955 ORAC units per gram!) form of chocolate has broken a world record. Never before has there been 25,200 ORAC units of antioxidant power in a spoonful of anything.
Dark chocolate has been touted as a source of antioxidants, but this raw cacao is way beyond that. Living proof that raw is better!
What is ORAC?
USDA developed a scale called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). It's a high-tech way of measuring the ability of antioxidants destructive free radicals.
Here's an example to illustrate a common confusion: one web site lists both dark cocoa powder and Acai powder (Acai is an exotic fruit from Brazil) at the top of the ORAC Scale. They say natural cocoa powder tops the list with a score of 26,000. The Açai berry rates second highest, making it the powerhouse of the fruit world with a score of 18,500. But what the company conveniently hides is that the cocoa powder and Acai ORAC ratings are for 100 grams! Could you eat 100 grams of straight cacao powder? Eugh! If you calculate the ORAC units per gram you quickly see that dark cocoa powder is at 260 and Acai is 185.
Not bad, but that's nothing compared to the whopping 955 ORAC Units found in each gram of raw organic cacao powder! The raw version of cacao powder contains 367% more antioxidants than the very best cooked version. We knew the antioxidant rating would be good for this cacao, but even we were shocked with the results.
Antioxidants do lots of things that we're not allowed to mention due to UK law, so we suggest you check it out on the Internet.
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