The main ingredient in chocolate comes from the seeds of the Cacao tree, theobroma, literally meaning "food of the gods." Cacao originated in Mesoamerica and was sacred to both the Maya and Aztec. In 1519, Cortes wrote to King Charles V of Spain describing a "divine drink that fights fatigue, and that one precious cup allows a man to walk a whole day without food." Recently, cacao has been praised for its potent anti-oxidants that may prevent degenerative diseases thus making it a divine drink for any age. Cacao is an addition to our MESOAMERICAN BLEND and TIKAL BLEND.
Cayenne Peppers can trace their hisory back to Central and South America seven thousand years. But it was not until the 15th and 16th centuries that Cayenne was introduced to the rest of the world. Cayenne Pepper is a member of the Capsicum family. Capsaicin has been widely studied for its pain-reducing effects, cardiovascular benefits, and its ability to help prevent ulcers. Cayenne Peppers are also an excellent source of vitamin A. Cayenne Pepper is a part of our MESOAMERICAN BLEND and TIKAL BLEND.