Keith's Cacao Beans

Hand Peeled Ceremonial Cacao Beans Non-Hybrid Whole Beans (Guatemala)
Weight454g (16 oz.) Beans

Ancient Purity Presents Keith's Cacao Beans. The Worlds Finest Hand-Peeled, Hand-Sorted for the finest quality, Cacao Beans this is “Food of the Gods”. Ceremonial Standards set by Keith's Cacao. The Superfood of Ancient Empires and modern day health hack. These Pure Criollo Cacao Beanse are... Longevity, Happiness, Focus  and they have a collection of vital nutrients like Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium and Copper. They make perfect early day energy boost and for those seeking increase to their Creativity, Productivity and clarity in concious work. These beans yield exceptional flavours and aromas, making them a crucial component in the production of fine chocolate. We ensure minimal processing of these beans, utilising low fermentation and low-temperature methods without roasting. Through our unique techniques, we strive to maintain the natural purity and superior quality of the Cacao. When unheated, organic chocolate yeilds; higher levels of antioxidants, Resveratrol and Polyphenols: Catechin and Epicatechin, whilst preserving the Vitamin C content. Then there is Phenethylamine which is (PEA - feel good Neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of love!). Then there is Omega 6 fatty acids, Serotonin and Tryptophan. The crushed Cacao Beans are the perfect main ingredient for a super-food smoothie. We also have Ceremonial Cacao Blocks by Keith's Cacao.

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  • Whole Cacao Beans - 100% Natural
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free. 
  • Consume as a Superfood Snack, add to Smoothies or Healthy Desserts. Make sure to visit our Cacao 'Recipes' section.

WARNING: Real chocolate and our Raw Cacao can be fatal to dogs (and possibly horses and parrots) so be sure to keep it away from pets

  • Brand: Keith's Cacao.
  • Size: 454g (16 oz.).
  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Container: Kraft Paper / Plastic bag inside.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.

Cacao Beans Lowdown

Ancient Purity Pure Cacao Beans, also known as raw cacao or raw chocolate, can offer several health benefits. Here are some potential benefits of consuming pure Cacao Beans: Nutrient-rich: Cacao Beans are rich in essential minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium. They also contain antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols. Antioxidant properties: Cacao Beans are one of the highest sources of antioxidants, which can help neutralise harmful free radicals in the body and reduce oxidative stress.

Cardiovascular health: The flavonoids found in Cacao can improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Mood enhancement: Cacao Beans contain various compounds, including theobromine and phenylethylamine, which can promote feelings of well-being and act as natural mood enhancers. Cognitive function: The flavonoids and antioxidants in Cacao Beans may improve cognitive function, including better memory, focus, and attention span. Here are a few Cacao Bean smoothie recipes for you to try:

Cacao Banana Smoothie (Cacao Beans)


  • 1 ripe banana.
  • 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Cacao Beans (crushed or ground).
  • 1 cup almond milk.
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter.
  • 1 tablespoon Longan Honey (Available @AncientPurity).
  • A handful of ice cubes.


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Adjust sweetness according to your taste preferences, and add more almond milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.
  • Enjoy!

Cacao Berry Blast Smoothie (Cacao Beans)


  • 1 cup mixed berries (such as Ancient Purity Black & White Mulberries, blueberries, and raspberries).
  • 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Cacao Beans (crushed).
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
  • 1 tablespoon Longan Honey.
  • A handful of spinach (optional for added nutrients).
  • A handful of ice cubes.


  • Blend all the ingredients together until well combined and creamy.
  • Adjust sweetness if desired.
  • If you want a thicker consistency, add more yogurt or ice cubes.
  • Pour into our 'Energy Glass' and enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Cacao Smoothie


  • 1 cup spinach or kale.
  • 1 ripe banana.
  • 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Cacao Beans (crushed).
  • 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Cacao Powder.
  • 1 cup almond milk.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves.
  • 1 tablespoon Longan Fruit Honey.
  • A handful of ice cubes.


  • Start by blending the spinach or kale with the almond milk until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend until well combined and creamy.
  • Adjust sweetness and mint flavour according to your taste.
  • Pour into your favourite glass.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves, and enjoy!

TIP: Feel free to adjust these recipes based on your preferences, experimenting with different fruits, natural sweeteners, or additional ingredients to create your perfect Cacao Bean smoothie!

Q: What is Cacao?
A: Cacao is what chocolate is made from. It is the seed of a tropical fruit known as Theobroma Cacao. Chocolate is made by combining certain portions of coco (the de-fatted cacao) and cacao butter (the oil from the bean) along with other ingredients to get the consistency and taste we know as chocolate.

Q: Are there any contra-indications?
A: We think of our Cacao as a plant medicine. Like any potent medicine, it is important to be mindful in its use. In most cases, there are no concerns to be aware of. Cacao is a strong bitter and power detoxifier as it helps cleanse the liver. Because of this, in higher doses people might experience detox symptoms such as headache or nausea. In this case, take it as a blessing and drink plenty of water as your body lets go of whatever it didn’t like. This will likely be accentuated for people on a raw diet or who are fasting. Go with lower doses in this case.

Many anti-depressants are contra-indicated with the tryptophan and MAO inhibitors in this Cacao, so we recommend checking your meds first. Again, this is because our Cacao is more potent to begin with and often taken in higher doses. Chocolate doesn’t have enough strength to cause these effects. Worst case scenario could be a headache and nausea. You can avoid the hassle and do some research first.

The theobromine in Cacao increases heart rate significantly and is a vasodilator, lowering blood pressure. If you have such a condition, go lighter on amounts. Like coffee or tea, it is important to reduce intake of stimulating foods. The theobromine in Cacao, which is very similar to caffeine, has a stimulating effect.

Warning: Real chocolate and our Cacao can be fatal to dogs (and possibly horses and parrots) so be sure to keep it away from pets. If any symptoms do present, drink lots of water, get some rest and it will pass.

Q: How much should I consume a day?
A: The best reference point we have for this at the moment is from studies of the Kuna people, indigenous to Panama. The Kuna consume, on average, 1 ounce per day of Cacao. They do this in liquid form, drinking 5-6 glasses of watery Cacao drink per day. The Kuna are almost completely lacking modern health complications such as heart issues (very low incidence of heart-related ailments), bad cholesterol and high blood pressure. The studies linked this to their consumption of Cacao. That said, daily consumption will vary person to person and depending on personal preference. Try it out and see what feels good in your body


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