Product Terminology

  1. What is a cacao ceremony?

    What is a cacao ceremony?

    Have you heard someone talking about a cacao ceremony and are you curious to find out what all the fuss is about? Then please read on, for we will explain what a cacao ceremony is and why it seems to be so immensely popular lately.

    The Mayan Deity Ek Chuah, patron of cacao
    The Mayan Deity Ek Chuah,
    patron of cacao

    The history of cacao

    The Mayans were one of the first civilizations to cultivate cacao. They used it in religious ceremonies and as a currency. Cacao was so important to the Mayans that they even had a god, Ek Chuah, who was associated with the plant.

    Ek Chuah, the patron deity of Cacao

    Mayan legend has it that Ek

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  2. The Scoville scale

    The Scoville scale

    The Scoville scale is a measure, devised by Wilbur L. Scoville in 1912.

    It measures the pungency (spicy heat) of chillies and other spicy foods. It runs from 0 to 16.000.000 SHU's

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  3. What is Freeze Drying?

    What is Freeze Drying?

    Freeze drying is a technique used for the preservation of food and medicines. It is an industrial method for drying things at temperatures below freezing. For food, freeze-drying basically involves four steps.

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  4. Antioxidants

    Antioxidants prevent free radicals from causing damage in our bodies. Free radicals are aggressive molecules that are created during oxidation processes in our body...
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  5. What is germ reduced?

    What is germ reduced?
    Food contains various microbes, such as bacteria and germs. Organic ingredients naturally contain many more microbes than conventional ingredients. This is because organic food is not treated with pesticides.
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  6. Hygroscopy


    Hygroscope means 'tending to retain moisture'. The word comes from Greek. A hygroscopic product extracts water from the surrounding air.

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