Origin: Peru, Scientific name: Theobroma Cacao
Cacao beans, best known as cocoa beans grows only in moist, warm and shady climates. Cocoa beans are primarily grown in Africa, Asia and, Central and South America. Cacao beans are produced by the plant Theobroma cacao, which translated, means "food of the Gods". That is a good name for them, given the numerous health benefits provided by them.
Cocao beans contains magnesium and promotes healthy heart. Magnesium increases heart strength and improves its condition.
There are so many creative ways to make best use of Cacao beans, and here are some of the options that you can try at home if you haven't so far:
Try eating them straight, a tablespoon day and chew them thoroughly to experience the raw chocolate.
Chocolate milk would also be a good choice with Cacao whole/nibs.
Grind the beans into a powder form and add coconut oil to make a chocolate sauce!