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Cacao: The Superfood of the Maya and Our Healthy Snack Today

Cacao: The Superfood of the Maya and Our Healthy Snack Today

Cacao is a superfood enjoyed for thousands of years from the Maya civilization until today. Our Biarte chocolate bars are made with cacao grown in the same region inhabited by this great civilization of which we are very proud. Now, let’s explore cacao’s rich history in Guatemala and Mesoamerica, plus its numerous health benefits. Cacao was a versatile commodity for the Maya and played several roles in their society. Here are some important ways the Maya used cacao: Trade: Cacao beans were currency traded for other goods, services, or to pay taxes.   Beverage: Cacao was turned into a bitter...

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