Spotlight on Sweeteners

There are smart ways to enjoy sugar, and that’s by finding healthier alternatives. Our coconut sugar and coconut nectar sweeteners offer benefits such as being unrefined, gluten-free, and for coconut sugar, can be conveniently used as a 1:1 replacement for cane sugar. View full article →

Make hydration your New Year's resolution!

For whatever reason, that heightened sense of well-being from our New Year’s resolution instigated clean diet and regular exercise fades into a “back of the stove” priority and the monkey-chatter of daily busy-ness takes precedent. Yet, there is one simple every day enjoyable act that we can do, very easily, to ensure we are at least taking care of our body on a basic level.  View full article →

Ben Ripple, founder of Big Tree Farms, Discusses Cacao Fraud and Fact

Big Tree Farms in Bali presents the world's only truly raw cacao butter and powder. Listen to what Ben Ripple, organic Farmer and founder of Big Tree Farms, has to say about Big Tree Farms' process. 

COCO HYDRO Trace Mineral List

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!

Top 10 Reasons to LOVE Coconut Sugar!

Healthy for you and the planet, 10 reasons to use coconut sugar! View full article →
December 08, 2014

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Coconut Sugar featured as Optimal Sweetener choice

Washington State University School of Food Science used an electric tongue to determine optimal sweetness in granola bar to be 89.9% coconut sugar, 6.1% agave nectar, and 4% stevia. View full article →
October 22, 2014

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Cacao Nibs Keep Your Heart and Stomach Happy!

We all know chocolate is good for our mood and appetite, but raw cacao is especially good for heart health and digestion - get your RAW cacao on with Big Tree Farms TRU RA products! View full article →
September 05, 2014

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Coco Hydro at Redefining Balance

Check out the amazing workshops our friend and ambassador Adi Carter conducts around the globe in Redefining Balance.  We are honored that she chooses Coco Hydro as THE source of hydration in her encompassing workshops View full article →