We are proud to offer 100% raw Peruvian Cacao Beans. Raw cacao powder is known as Food of the Gods, a name which derives from early use by South American tribes, most notably the Aztecs and Mayans. Cacao was so revered that the beans were used as currency. Today, it has become evident that cacao is responsible for a number of different health benefits, including effects on cholesterol, digestion and mood. It contains, among other things, antioxidants, caffeine, flavonoids, phenylethylalamine, theobromine and tryptophan. It can be naturally sweetened with stevia.