Coco Hydro contains 72 trace minerals, found in the same ratio that exists in sea water. These trace minerals come from an ancient sea bed in North America where the water evaporated millions of years ago and left behind a rich layer of minerals.
Why do we add trace minerals to Coco Hydro? We do it for a couple reasons.
First, a lot of farming land in the world has been over-farmed and the soil now lacks the trace minerals that were once found in abundance. This means the food we eat may not have all the trace minerals we need to keep our body running like the well tuned machine it needs to be.
Second, we believe that adding trace minerals provide our bodies with a more complete hydration solution. When we sweat, we don't only sweat water, but we also sweat minerals. This means we need to replenish the minerals, both macro and micro. Most hydration sport drinks only contain the basic macro minerals in synthetic form. While the big 5 are critical (Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Manganese), so are all the micro trace minerals.
Below is a list of the trace minerals that are found in Coco Hydro. These are all naturally occurring and organic by nature.
Brunswick Labs, a leading independent lab that specializes in testing for ORAC content of food products (the level of antioxidants in foods), tested Big Tree Farms' cold-pressed cacao powder and the results were impressive to say the least. Our raw cacao powder showed over 2x the ORAC value than their conventional cacao extract!
In the heart of transparency and in the spirit that we believe you have a right to know about your food, we have provided you with the actual lab analysis and the link to view Brunswick Lab's other ORAC results.
What does the above mean? Well, our total ORAC 5.0 results show a number of 4,056. In comparison, Brunswick Lab's analysis of standard cocoa extract shows a number of 1,588.
To view the actual Brunswick Labs results for conventionally processed cocoa, click here.
Big Tree Farms cold-pressed cacao preserves the goodness that helps you live a lasting healthy life!