Raw cacao vs cocoa

Super-rich in antioxidants, raw cacao is an excellent substitute for cocoa and a delicious addition to your healthy diet! Here’s a post I wrote a few years ago on the difference between raw cacao and generic cocoa…

Nourish My Life

raw-cacao-powder-e-bigAfter hearing so much about the benefits of raw cacao powder I decided to try some a few days ago. I forked out the $$ for some organic raw cacao powder and made myself a hot chocolate with it, with a little cinnamon.

From what I’d heard it was going to be very bitter and an acquired taste, so I braced myself for the first sip… and found it delicious! In fact, I thought it tasted exactly like I’d made a hot chocolate with cocoa powder (i.e. not the drinking chocolate you buy which has added sugars etc.).

So I began to wonder, just how different is raw cacao powder from unsweetened cocoa powder, given that they are both derived from the same fruit?

I did a bit of searching and here’s what I found (if you don’t want to read the whole article, skip to my summary section at…

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Switching between wordpress.org and wordpress.com

We've all thought about having our own self-hosted site - ridding ourselves of ".worpress.com" in the site address, better and more flexible themes, looking and feeling just a little more professional! For those who don't know, wordpress actually has two entities: wordpress.com is free but with limited features while wordpress.org is for self-hosted sites where … Continue reading Switching between wordpress.org and wordpress.com

What’s the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

It's a question that comes up a lot when I talk to friends and family about my treatment, and I myself was confused by the two at first as well. The differences might vary according to country, but in Australia here are the main similarities and differences between the two: Psychologist provides psychotherapy (different types depending … Continue reading What’s the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?