Unlike traditionally processed cocoa powder, which is heavily processed, raw cacao is the unprocessed version of the cacao bean. Raw cacao has far superior nutritional qualities to cocoa or chocolate, and a delicious and decadent chocolate flavour. Our Organic Raw Peruvian Cacao is organically grown in the Satipio province of the Junín Region, located in the central Amazon rainforest of Peru, as it has been for thousands of years by the native Ashaninka and Chene people. Raw cacao is a potent natural source of antioxidants and contains many essential nutrients for a healthy chocolate hit. Containing high levels of magnesium, antioxidants and the bliss chemicals anandamide and PEA, this is truly a guilt-free pleasure.
About Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are small seeds that grow on a flowering plant called ‘Salvia Hispanica‘ which is native to central and southern America. Chia seeds have many nutritional benefits such as being full of essential amino acids, and an excellent plant-based source of Omega-3. When ingested, chia seeds form a 'gel' in the stomach which leads to a sustained release of energy. Chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Loaded with fibre, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and other micronutrients, chia seeds are a health-boosting addition to your diet.
Matcha is a stone-ground green tea powder that is naturally high in health-promoting tea catechins, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Our Organic Japanese Matcha powder is grown in Kyoto, Japan. The prized, emerald coloured tea powder is produced from the hand picked, steamed and stone-ground leaves of Camellia Sinensis, the common green tea plant. Matcha is naturally full of antioxidants and is great for boosting metabolism, enhancing concentration and reducing stress among many other health benefits.
Lepidium Meyenii or 'maca root’ is a small biennial root vegetable native to the high altitudes of the Andes ranges. Our Organic Raw Peruvian Maca root is a 100% certified organic powder from a grower association of the Pumpush people in Junin, Peru. It is a high-altitude maca powder grown at over four thousand meters by farmers with ancestral knowledge of the plant and its cultivation. Maca is extremely nutrient dense, with between 10-15% protein, 16 minerals, 7 vitamins and 19 amino acids in composition with a rich assortment of plant tannins, saponins and alkaloids, isothiocyanates and glucosinolates. It acts as an adaptogen in the body that will aid hormonal balancing whilst improving tolerance to glucose spikes.
Is maca suitable for children?
Although maca is generally considered safe for children, we do recommend consulting a healthcare professional prior to giving it to children under 16 years of age as maca does have hormonal effects.
What are the serving sizes?
Organic Chia Seeds: 15g servings (1 tablespoon), Raw Peruvian Maca Powder: 5g servings (1 heaped teaspoon), Raw Peruvian Cacao Powder: 5g servings (1 heaped teaspoon), Organic Japanese Matcha: 2g servings (1/2 teaspoon)
What is the best storage method?
The best method of storage is in a cool, dry location, and properly closed. Refrigeration should only be used when room temperature exceeds 27 degrees Celsius.
What is the shelf life?
Bare Blends’ products have a 24-month shelf life from date of manufacture. The expiration date is clearly listed on the package. We are committed to keeping our batch sizes small to ensure maximum freshness of our products.
Are they organic?
Yes, all of our Bare Essentials are certified organic by the ACO.