Madagascar Single-origin Premium 100% DARK CHOCOLATE with Cacao Nibs 75g
A dark bar with deep cocoa notes, bold and restrained. The crunch of the nibs is added for an intense experience. A bigger bar with 75g.
Ingredients: 100% Madagascar organic cocoa beans, bean chips.
Lowcarb. keto. vegan, organic, sugar-free
Rich in magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, Vitamin B & E and antioxidants
Produced from single-origin Madagascar organically grown local prime cacao beans, the 100% dark chocolate bar carries a natural cacao sweetness and aroma only made possible by using top grade beans and extended grinding process. The natural fruitiness of Madagascar cacao is a charismatic, balancing the light bitterness of the 100% dark chocolate.
Menakao Madagascar Chocolate
Since 2013, Menakao has been highlighting Malagasy know-how and diversity in a Tree-to-Bar chocolate, using the best beans from Madagascar and selecting the finest local ingredients. An ethically committed brand which, by transforming fine cocoa into chocolate in its country of origin, allows the local added value to be multiplied by four. Less than 5% of the cocoa produced in Madagascar is transformed on the island, and Menakao's bars are part of this. At the heart of Menakao chocolates, there are men and women! It is therefore quite natural that they wished to illustrate their bars by putting forward the faces of the different ethnic groups that represent the Malagasy people.
Its packaging is the portrait of a Bezanozano man. The Bezanozanos (“Those with many little braids”) come from the central-eastern coast. They are famous for having their fortified village on the mountain ridges and for their braided headdress.
Benefits of cacao
Cacao and dark chocolate with no or minimum additives are well know for its rich nutrients, antioxidants, proteins and hormones which are particularly good for brain and heart health, creating relaxing and blissful feelings. To name a few:
Flavanols: Antioxidants increase sensitivity to insulin (great for blood sugar management), lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots, fight cell damage and inflammation
Tryptophan and Serotonin : produce feeling of relaxing and happiness
Theobromine: enhance blood vessels vasodilation which helps blood circulation
Anandamide: nicknamed "bliss molecule", activate cannabinoid receptors in brain cells to heighten motivation and happiness
Phenylethylamine: nicknamed "love hormone", stimulates brain cells release of dopamine which triggers feeling of pleasure
Xanthine: increase Xanthine which is natural found in our body tissues, boosting energy and easing asthma and breathing system stress
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