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Mon, Sep 28
Wed, Sep 30
Cacao, also known as theobroma cacao is native to the deep tropical regions of the Americas. We source our Cacao from Ecuador, one of the few sources in the West. The cacao pod ripens orange to yellow as well as green to blue. Inside the cacao pod you’ll find between 20-60 seeds, also called beans, the beans are covered in a white pulp that is used to make juices and jellies while the seed is the main ingredient in chocolate.
The cacao bean is full of antioxidants, fat, carbohydrates, protein, polyphenols like flavonoids that are antioxidants, minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, zinc and potassium, oleic acid which is a heart-healthy essential monounsaturated fat, fiber and vitamins E, B2, B1, B5, B3, B9, A and C. Cacao is usually available for the majority of the year however, tends to be less available in the spring.
Fun Fact : Cocoa beans are called “cocoa” beans and not “cacao” beans because of a spelling mistake made by English importers in the 18th century when chocolate was becoming popular.
*Small Box contains approximately 5-7 pounds *
*Medium Box contains approximately 8-10 pounds *
*Large Box contains approximately 14-16 pounds*
-Being that fruit comes in all different sizes and weight, we aim to pack our boxes to maximum capacity
-When you place an order please be aware of delivery times to receive your box, as fruit will ripen quickly in the outdoor heat.
-WE SHIP OUT ORDERS ON MONDAY - WEDNESDAY FOR ORDERS PLACED THE WEEK BEFORE
It arrives ready to eat. For extended shelf life, store in the refrigerator. Crack the shell and suck the white flesh surrounding the bean. Some like to enjoy the bean raw while others may find it bitter.
Once the fruit has arrived, in the case that there are any damages to the fruit or the fruit is inedible, please notify us within 24 hours via email with a picture of the fruit firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to perishability of tropical fruit we are not able to refund after the 24 hour period.
Please bear with us due to the pandemic our response times are slightly exaggerated. We are doing our best to respond to each email as quickly as possible. We aim to provide the best quality of fruit and service to our customers. Thank you for your support.
Tropical Fruit ripens best in warm temperatures. If you have received fruit that has not ripened and you wish to speed up the ripening process, we recommend to either put your fruit in paper bags or wrapped in a kitchen towel and placed in a dry, warm area. Alternatively, you may also place your fruit outside in the sun (in an area mindful of bugs) which will also speed up the ripening process.