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In the special case of chocolate, which is so extremely high in heat sensitive antioxidants and other nutrients such as PEA, roasting the chocolate or processing it at high temperatures destroys or modifies much of the natural nutrient value.
Maple sugar has the aroma of a Canadian forest in full bloom... and the particular flavor of maple creates a beautiful dance with the complex flavors of the Arriba Nacional cacao beans from Ecuador that we use.
However, little has been known about the health benefits of maple, until now!
Sacred Chocolate® has been tested by an independent laboratory and proven to have approximately twice the antioxidant level (as measured by an ORAC test) of chocolate at the same cacao solids content that has been traditionally roasted, cooked and/or milled or processed at high temperature.
Sacred Chocolate® is organic vegan stone ground raw chocolate. We use a special low temperature stone grinding process that really brings out the terrior of our beans. We also use healthy alternative sweeteners such as Maple Sugar, Inulin from Jerusalem Artichoke, and Erythritol. All our chocolate is hand poured and hand wrapped in a small custom designed, carbon balanced factory in Marin County, California.