- Premium organic cacao beans from South America, harvested by hand
- Raw, processing temperatures remain below 45Â°C to help retain vitamins and minerals
- 100% pure, UK Soil Association certified Organic, Vegan Society registered, allergen free, gluten free. *Labels may vary but contents remain the same*
- Sevenhills Wholefoods products are widely recommended by the press, including the BBC Good Food Magazine
Organic Raw Cacao Beans. Cacao, or Cocoa, is an evergreen tree which grows naturally in tropical climates around the world. Its fruit, the cacao bean, is well-known as the basic ingredient in chocolate, and has for centuries been predominant in diets in its native areas. Nowadays, cacao has attracted attention because of its nutritional content.
Sevenhills Wholefoods source their beans from South America, and only those of a premium variety. Its seed pods are harvested by hand. They are broken apart and left until the soft flesh surrounding the bean has fermented and run off as liquid. The fermentation process affects the taste of the beans, which lose some bitter flavours, becoming sweeter. The beans are washed to remove debris and dried close to the source by the local farmers. Sevenhills Wholefoods' cacao beans are raw - processed at temperatures that never exceed 45°C, this helps retain heat sensitive vitamins and minerals which are often lost in products subject to higher temperatures during production.
Recommended use: add up to 2 tablespoons per day into meals or healthy diets. They are also delicious when eaten as a snack.
Why buy from Sevenhills Wholefoods? Sevenhills Wholefoods source Superfoods of the highest quality and the best prices. Working closely with local farmers, ensuring local communities can flourish and in turn improving the lives of the farmers and their families. Sevenhills Wholefoods is committed in supporting a variety of charities worldwide.
From the manufacturer
- 100% pure, no additives
- Packaged in the UK
- Resealable packaging
Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Cacao Beans
Incan, or Golden, berries are the fruit of a plant grown naturally in the Amazon region of South America; small fruit with glossy orange-yellow skin surrounded by papery protective leaves. Known as 'The Lost fruit of the Incas', they are used locally for their delicious flavour. Sevenhills Wholefoods' berries are carefully cultivated on by local farmers in Peru's Andean mountain range at altitudes of 300-2400m. Berries are hand-picked from over 400 small farms, then carefully cleaned and dried.
- Premium organic cacao beans from South America, harvested by hand
- Raw, processing temperatures remain below 45°C to retain vitamins and minerals
- Recommended use: add up to 2 tablespoons (20g) per day into meals or healthy diets. They are also delicious when eaten as a snack
Discover Sevenhills Wholefoods
Searching for the finest superfoods
The journey starts with the quest to find which wholefoods are superfoods--those which are nutrient-rich and have a variety of health benefits. The next step is to find the places around the world where the best variety of that wholefood is grown. Then the team search for the producers and farmers whose approach and values match those of Sevenhills Wholefoods. As most products are seasonal, the team work closely with the farmers, developing long term partnerships which enable them to sustain their livelihoods between harvest cycles and allow Sevenhills Wholefoods to have products available year-round.
Supplying the finest superfoods
Direct sourcing from producers allows Sevenhills Wholefoods to maintain consistency in quality, ensuring they only supply you the best. The products are refined close to the source, into convenient formats to retain maximum nutrition. Sevenhills Wholefoods products are 100% pure and natural, the majority do not contain contain any substances causing allergies (EU Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination. Organic products are certified by the UK Soil Association (GB-ORG-005), and Vegan products are registered by the Vegan Society. Products are packaged in the UK.
Changing lives in local communities
Sevenhills Wholefoods customers allow them to make a difference to the lives of their farmers and the communities that they support. By processing products close to their origin, local communities can flourish, improving the lives of the farmers and their families. Together they are able to make a difference to the lives of people in the developing world through the charities that Sevenhills Wholefoods supports. Their social projects are focused on helping the least well off in society to receive the basics that they believe everyone should have, such as food, education, housing, water, medicine and sanitation.
Sevenhills Wholefoods Supports Charity Projects Around the World
Kids Club Kampala, Uganda
UK charity working to improve the future prospects of children in the slum communities of Kampala, Uganda. Sevenhills Wholefoods worked with Kids Club Kampala to provide informal education classes to extremely poor children who would otherwise have no access to schooling, and supported the charity's third project in the Namuwongo slum providing 100 3-11 year olds with basic education. Children receive a hot meal and the centre remains open after school as a safe location, away from the danger and temptations of drug use, to do homework, ask questions, get help and receive food.
The Lunchbowl Network, Kenya
The charity initially operated one kindergarten school in Kibera, the biggest slum in Kenya, which provided for 55 children. Sevenhills Wholefoods helped the charity launch their second larger site accommodating up to 150 children. The Lunchbowl Network was able to provide the opportunity to learn and play in a clean, safe, stimulating, caring and respectful environment. Parents and carers readily recognised their children were becoming healthier and happier, less withdrawn, talking more english, and had improved reading and writing ability--evidence their lives were beginning to be transformed at an early age.
Network for Africa, Uganda
The charity works with communities in the aftermath of conflict and genocide, helping the forgotten survivors after disaster relief moves on. Sevenhills Wholefoods assisted the charity to extend their work into the war-torn Agogo District, Uganda, where people lived in overcrowded camps. People were encouraged to test for HIV, start treatment, and supported through better access to services, counselling and medication. Pregnant or breastfeeding women received advice and support needed to prevent mother-to-child transmission. Work was done in the local community to reduce the stigma surrounding the disease.
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