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La Iguana Chocolate – cacao fruits farm

Mastatal, San José, Costa Rica Let’s keep calm! Let’s eat organic chocolate! And let’s listen to the sounds of nature! We worked 5 days as volunteers at the family-run La Iguana chocolate farm. La Iguana is a small organic farm, located in the quiet mountain village of Mastatal, between San Jose and the Pacific coast. The Salazar Garcia family is producing chocolate for more than 25 years. Together with other volunteers ...

Cocoa trees (Theobroma cacao) and cacao fruits

Cacao trees Cocoa trees (Theobroma cacao) are robust, elegant and beautiful. They grow in the shade of tropical rainforests and can get as tall as 12-15m. Cocoa comes from the beans that are inside the fruits. Cacao trees have flowers and fruits continuously during the entire year. Each flower blooms for only for a day. We believe that cocoa trees can pass on their energy, strength and love.   Cacao fruits Cocoa trees have beautiful fruits. ...

Let’s enjoy real food!

Many people are depressed because of the food they are eating. Processed food lacks nutrients, energy and colour. It is completely empty. Cocoa beans are extremely nutritious. They contain fat (50%) carbohydrates (25%) and minerals (magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, and phosphorus) and vitamins (A, B1, B2 and B6). Let’s eat and enjoy real and colorful food that is filled with energy and nutrients 🙂

Cocoa, cacao

Some experts see cocoa as an alchemist. In their point of view, cocoa can transform or create something through a seemingly magical process. Cocoa helps our bodies to absorb nutrients more easily. In doing so, it protects nutritional enzymes so that the stomach acid does not destroy the enzymes before our bodies can use them. Our health is not based on what we are eating. Our wellbeing depends on what our bodies are able to absorb. #cocoa ...

Do you know the difference between Cacao and Cocoa?

Cacao is the bean & Cocoa is made from it. Cacao is raw chocolate, an amazing superfood! It has a huge amount of antioxidants and contains lots of vitamins and minerals. Industrial processed and heat refined cocoa products – most of the chocolate candy bars that can be bought in stores – have low levels of cacao and little nutritional value. They often contain sugars, milk fat and artificial flavours.

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