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A Natural superfood everyone should have though this Navitas brand looks to have toxins
on October 12, 2015
Cacao is a natural superfood that should be in anyone's healthy diet. However recent lab reports show this specific brand is high in toxic metals such as Cadmium. Kind of defeats eating an Organic superfood that has a toxin!
"According to Consumer Lab, the upper limit for cadmium is 0.3 mcg/gram (0.3 ppm). Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder contains 0.95 mcg/gram (0.95 ppm) which is over 3 times the upper limit. "Cadmium is a probable carcinogen, can be toxic to kidneys, can cause softening of bones, and may affect fetal development" according to CL. The effects are weight dependent so children will be impacted more."
Do your own research on this brand, however Cacao in general is very healthy and easily used for cooking. It should be a go to product.