CACAO INFOGRAPHIC > Top 10 Cacao Health Benefits, Interesting Things about Raw Chocolate, Nutritional Data plus Cacao Recipes! Just Add Cacao!

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Just Add Cacao! Cacao is the raw, unprocessed form of the cacao bean that is further refined and processed to produce chocolate. Raw organic cacao is one of the healthiest superfoods in the world, offering a wealth of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals Here is the Just Add Good Stuff CacaoInfographic:


Just Add Good Stuff Cacao Infographic detailing the health benefits in a visual way


TOP 10 Health Benefits of Cacao as described in the Just Add Good Stuff Cacao Infographic:

  1. extremely high in anti-oxidants to combat free radicals
  2. cacao promotes cardiovascular function/health & prevent strokes
  3. lowers blood pressure and improves body circulation
  4. raw cacao is rich in ‘bliss chemicals’ enhancing physical & mental well-being
  5. improves digestion through production of digestive enzymes
  6. dark chocolate increases insulin sensitivity & is relatively safe for diabetics
  7. acts as a mild diuretic, pushing toxins out of your body
  8. raw cacao is used as a natural cough suppressant
  9. increases blood circulation that improves focus & mood
  10. dark chocolate may be the best anti-aging superfood in the world


Cacao Nutrition Facts as described on our Cacao Infographic

  • Serving Size = 2 tbsp
  • Calories = 120
  • Calories from Fat = 40
  • Total Fat = 4 g
  • Cholesterol = 0 mg
  • Sodium = 6 mg
  • Potassium = 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate = 15 g
  • Dietary Fiber = 9 g
  • Sugars = 0 g
  • Protein = 6 g
  • Vitamin A = 0% RDI
  • Vitamin C = 0% RDI
  • Calcium = 5% RDI
  • Iron = 22% RDI


Healthy Cacao Recipes on our Cacao Infographic

  1. Raw Cacao Ginger dessert balls
  2. The Ultimate Superfood smoothie
  3. Raw Cacao Almond brownies

* All of our recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! Click here for more recipes!


Things You May Not Know About Cacao as described on our Cacao Infographic

  • Only buy RAW ORGANIC cacao powder or nibs… but skip PROCESSED chocolate in any form if possible.
  • Use CACAO to describe the seeds, pods & nibs; Use COCOA to describe processed/sweetened cacao
  • The DARKER / LESS TREATED chocolate, the more nutritious it is
  • Raw organic cacao also comes in butter and pastes
  • Per serving, has the HIGHEST concentrations of antioxidant levels!
  • Addictive & harmful unless consumed in moderation!
  • OLDEST HUMAN lived to 122. She ate 2.5 lbs of cacao a week!
  • Greek name means “cacao, the food of the gods”
  • Raw cacao contains over 300 vital antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. That’s why cacao is often referred to as a ‘superfood’


The Just Add Good Stuff raw cacao infographic (we also call it our dark chocolate infograph) talks about general facts and nutritional details. For more info about the health benefits and nutritional information, please contact us and we will find out more from licensed dieticians and medical science professionals. It is our goal to provide the best information possible and to help inspire you to become more healthy through diet, nutrition and fitness. The cacao infographic will be updated whenever necessary, as studies and clinical research provides us with more insight into the health benefits of cacao which would affect our Top 10 beets health benefits. In addition, we constantly experiment with uses of dark chocolate in various dishes, so our recipes will also reflect that. Lastly, if we find any more interesting facts and figures about beets in general, we will also update the ‘Did You Know?’ section of our Just Add Good Stuff Cacao Infographic.

The information on this infographic is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended to nor should it be a substitute for advice, consultation or visits to your health care provider.
‘Nutrition Facts’ provided by and verified by Just Add Good Stuff.