Organic Cacao Husk Tea
Cacao husks are the fibrous shells surrounding cacao beans, separated from the cacao nibs during production. These husks were historically seen as nothing more than a byproduct of cocoa production, and discarded. However, in recent years, they’ve become prized for their “superfood” properties (more on that in the next section). We’ve also discovered that these husks can be steeped in water to create a delicious tisane with a deep, dark chocolate flavor, but no sugar or calories. It’s a win-win!
Even better, our Organic Cacao Husk comes from FINA cacao beans. FINA is perhaps the rarest and most sought-after cacao in the world, tracing its lineage back thousands of years to the first cacao ever harvested by humans. This is, simply put, the finest cacao in the world, and these husks will make for one of the most unique beverages you’ll ever brew!
Aside from its delicious chocolate flavor, one of the best reasons to enjoy a cup of Cacao Husk Tea is its many potential health benefits, including:
- Low Calorie: Cacao husks are naturally sugar-free and contain almost no calories.
- Antioxidants: Cacao husks are loaded with antioxidants, which can help fight free radicals and reduce inflammation.
- Nutrients: Cacao husks are full of essential nutrients, including magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin A. They’re also rich in fiber, which can improve digestion.
- Caffeine-free energy: Cacao husks are caffeine-free, but they do contain a compound called theobromine, which can act as a stimulant and mood-booster, without the jitters that often accompany caffeine.
- Sustainability: These husks have historically been discarded during cacao production, so their use in beverages helps reduce waste.