Benefits of Cocoa

A Commitment to Healthy Living

Life may be full of tough choices, but whether or not to indulge in cocoa doesn't have to be one of them.

Though many consider it a guilty pleasure, scientific research shows that eating both cocoa and chocolate in moderation can offer several important health benefits. Historical data supports this, and in fact, evidence suggests that cocoa has been used for a vast range of medical purposes for thousands of years, beginning with the ancient Mayans and Aztecs.

While these benefits might seem like a great motivation to grab a candy bar, it's important to note that all sources of cocoa are not created equal. Though the cocoa bean itself is a rich source of flavonoids, unfortunately, much of the benefits of these flavonoids are lost in chocolate and cocoa products that are highly processed, combined with unhealthy additives, or overwhelmed with high quantities of refined sugar or dairy products.

As a leading provider of all-natural chocolate products—and the leader in the all-natural baking category—SunSpire™ takes extraordinary care to craft treats that are not only intensely rich and delicious, but that also retain the health benefits Nature intended.  Our products are always all natural with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, no MSG or HVP, no hydrogenated oils, and no cholesterol. We use only natural alternative sweeteners—including several that we have pioneered—such as malted grains, organic sugar, dried cane juice and molasses.  We insist on minimal processing, employing production methods that preserve the inherent nutritional benefits of each ingredient while yielding products with exceptional flavor and a silken texture.

Dairy-Free and Gluten Free

Sunspire offers a wide assortment of products including dairy-free and gluten-free items, and Organic Fair Trade Certified varieties. As a member of Trans Fair, a Fair Trade Certifying Agent, we methodically source our ingredients from farmers who employ sustainable agriculture practices, and we staunchly uphold the principles of equitable labor conditions and fair trade.

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