Cocoa – Cacao Nutrients and Benefits

Cocoa beans are sometimes called Cacao Beans, Cocoa, Cacao, or Theobroma cacao. Anyway, these beans come from the inside of the Cacao pod like the one you see on the picture. The Cocoa beans are white, or pink, or lavender when they are still fresh, but then after the drying process they become dark or brown in color. There are also very rare cases when cocoa beans stay white even after the drying process. Just to let you know from the start that the Cocoa or Cacao beans are NOT the beans used to make coffee, because some people including me :) thought so. Cocoa beans are sometimes used to include with coffee products, but the real chocolate is out of Cocoa beans. People around the world make chocolate, hot chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate sweets, soaps, cosmetics, and cocoa butter out of the Cocoa Beans. Cocoa beans don’t taste very good, so in the factories they add some sugar or milk or both just to make it taste better, but at the same time that is what decreases the benefits of the real Cocoa bean. So, remember that the darker chocolate is healthier but at the same time it is NOT as sweet as the light brown, sweet, and milky chocolates. Also, make sure that you don’t overdose on chocolate, because it will lead to bigger health problems instead of health benefits. The Nutrients in a cup (86 grams) of Dry, Powdered, and Unsweetened Cocoa are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin K
– Protein (good amount)
– Calcium
– Iron (large amount)
– Magnesium (extreme amount)
– Phosphorus (large amount)
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc (good amount)
– Copper (extreme amount)
– Manganese (extreme amount)
– Selenium
– Caffeine
– Theobromine
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Fats
– Dietary Fiber (extreme amount)
– Carbohydrates
– Natural Sugars
– Calories

The Benefits that could possibly be expected from these Nutrients of Cocoa are:
– Improves Oxygen distribution
– Improves Immune System
– Provides Healthy energy
– Reduces fatigue
– Reduces weakness
– Improves concentration ability
– Lowers chance of infections
– Supports healthy hair
– Reduces Dizziness
– Lowers chances of headaches
– Strengthens nails
– Protects from apathy
– Lowers risks of depression
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Helps prevent warts
– Helps cure from warts
– Supports cell growth
– Improves Wound Healing
– Improves smelling ability
– Improves tasting ability
– Normalizes blood sugar level
– Regulates metabolism
– Normalizes appetite
– Supports healthy growth in children
– Protects from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections
– Supports Healthy skin
– Supports Healthy nails
– Supports Healthy hair
– Supports enzyme production
– Reduces weight loss
– Improves healthy development
– Supports blood clotting
– Improves healthy growth
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Supports healthy thyroid gland
– Protects from free radicals
– Helps protect from nausea
– Reduces vomiting
– Reduces skin rashes
– Maintains Hair color
– Normalizes Cholesterol levels
– Helps prevent hearing loss
– Supports healthy reproduction

Cocoa Dark Chocolate Candy BarAlso, if you are interested in this Cocoa Dark Chocolate Candy Bar, then just click on this image –

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Assorted Chocolate CandiesOr, if you are interested in trying these Assorted Belgian Chocolates with cocoa in them, then just click on this image -

PassionFruit Nutrients and Benefits

passion fruit insidePassionfruit or Passion Fruit or Passiflora Edulis is a healthy Fruit that likes to grow in hotter climates. It is possible to find Passion Fruit in places like India, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, Carribean, East Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii, Florida, California, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Peru. The Oval Passion Fruit has a form of a very large egg and they can be about the size of a grapefruit or a lemon. You can find Passion Fruits in two different ripe colors dark purple and bright yellow, and if you see them in fresh green color then that means it is not ready to eat yet. The Passionfruit flowers on the Passion Fruit plants are extemely beautiful and have different colors also. There are different varieties available in Dark Purple color Passion Fruit and in Bright Yellow Passion Fruit. The Dark Purple Passion Fruit comes in varieties like Black Knight, Red Rover, Edgehill, Purple Giant, Frederick, Paul Ecke, and Kahuna. And the Bright Yellow Passion Fruit comes in varieties like Golden Giant and Brazilian Golden. When you’ll decide to buy some passionfruits, try choosing the bigger, heavier, firmer and even wrinkled ones while you are at the store. Do not buy the green ones, they are not ripe yet. You can enjoy Passionfruit with ice cream, yogurt, fruit salads or just fresh and raw by itself. If you don’t like the seed texture or taste in your mouth then just strain the juice that you’ll be able to squeeze out from the insides of the fruit. The Nutrients in Dark Purple Passion Fruit and in the Bright Yellow Passion Fruit are very similar and with very little differences. We will include both of the fruits’s Nutrients Lists, but only one Benefits List because of the similar Nutrients.
passion fruit flower redSo, in about one cup or 247 grams of Raw, Fresh, Dark Purple Passionfruit Juice you can expect to receive these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (extreme amount)
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Natural Sugars

passion fruit flower blueAnd, in about one cup or 247 grams of Raw, Fresh, Bright Yellow Passionfruit Juice you can expect to receive these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin (good amount)
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (large amount)
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Natural Sugars

The Benefits are awesome and important too from constant consuming of Passion Fruits:
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Normalizes blood sugar level
– Helps prevent headaches
– Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels (LDL)
– Raises Good Cholesterol Levels (HDL)
– Supports Healthy Fat process
– Reduces Weakness
– Normalizes appetite
– Reduces skin infections
– Reduces digestive issues
– Provides Healthy Energy
– Improves Skin health
– Protects Cells from Oxygen Damage
– Reduces Sensitivity to Light
– Improves Skin around eyes
– Reduces Oral Sores and Cracks
– Reduces Skin peeling around nose
– Supports Good Vision
– Supports Cells Production
– Improves Eyesight
– Fights Viral Infections
– Protects from Viral Infections
– Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
– Moisturizes Skin
– Moisturizes Eyes
– Moisturizes Mucous
– Antioxidant Support
– Protects from Free Radicals
– Improves wound healing
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risk of Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections