All Certified Organic Ingredients: Raw Cacao (Certified Fairtrade), Maca, Reishi, Mesquite, Astragalus, Ginger, Cinnamon, Shiitake, Himalayan Pink Salt
Organic Merchant's Spark Dust is a mushroom cacao with reishi naturopathically formulated with vitality and longevity in mind. This medicinal mushroom cacao blend is gluten, dairy and sugar free, as well as vegan friendly.
What are the benefits?
Strengthens resistance to stress and disease
Promotes immune modulation
Enhances cognition and cardiovascular system
Supports systemic vitality and longevity
This mushroom cacao blend is naturally high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to promote energy, vitality and longevity. The ingredients’ traditional benefits include strengthening resistance to stress and disease, promoting immune modulation, as well as enhancing cognition and cardiovascular health.
For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means...
Prices that aim to cover the average costs of producing their crop sustainably – a vital safety net when market prices drop
The Fairtrade Premium – an extra sum of money paid on top of the selling price to invest in business or community projects of their choice
Decent working conditions and a ban on discrimination, forced labour and child labour
Access to advance credit ahead of harvest time
Being able to plan more for the future with more security and stronger relationships with buyers
How to use
The Spark Dust can be made into or added to beverages, baking and raw treats.
For making a unique mushroom cacao beverage grab your Spark Dust and favourite milk.
We recommend 1 tsp (or around 2g) per 200ml.
Add 20ml (1 sip) of hot milk/water, then whisk/stir to make a paste.
Fill up with your choice of hot milk.
We enjoy this cacao blend straight up but if you prefer a more lavish chocolate flavour, simply add an extra spoonful of the mushroom cacao tonic. We recommend adding the Spark Dust to your smoothies or morning coffee, turning them into a mushroom cacao latte.
For best storage conditions, keep the properly closed Spark Dust in a dry, cool location. This dust is sustainably produced & packaged.
Detailed Description of Each Ingredient
This highly regarded and diverse superfood has been cultivated since the times of the ancient Mayans, and contains a unique blend of phytonutrients and antioxidants offering an array of nutritional benefits to support overall health and wellbeing.
Our raw Peruvian Cacao is made by cold pressing un-roasted cacao beans. This gentle method maintains the integrity of the plants molecular structure resulting in a higher antioxidant content and greater overall nutritional value of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc as well as other trace minerals.
Raw cacao empowers concentration, vitalises energy, uplifts mood and much more. It is known to protect cells from oxidation and inflammation, improve mental ability, support immune health, reduce chronic fatigue and may protect against cancer and heart disease. Raw cacao also contains powerful flavonoids and precursors to serotonin and dopamine, which have shown to alleviate depression, avert anxiety, minimise stress and stabilise mood.
A type of cruciferous vegetable native to the Andes of Peru. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, such as vitamin C, copper and iron. Maca can be used to treat an array of ailments from fatigue and anaemia to stress and sexual health. It benefits brain function, mood, memory and focus, and supports the body’s ability to handle physical and mental stress. Maca positively impacts energy and stamina, and is widely used by athletes to improve physical performance. In women, it balances oestrogen levels thereby regulating menstrual cycle, balancing PMS, relieving night sweats, hot flashes and even increasing bone density. In males, maca improves fertility and boosts libido. It also shows promising outcomes in effectively combating chronic conditions.
A medicinal fungus, also known as the “king of mushrooms”, which has been used for over 4000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine due to its various healing abilities. Reishi translates to “divine mushroom” or “spirit mushroom”, bestowing its primary value as the “essence of immortality”. Studies demonstrate that reishi has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and adaptogenic abilities that allow them to help curb the negative effects of physical and mental stress, bringing the body back into balance and harmony. Amongst others, consuming reishi is beneficial for improving the body’s immune function, mental clarity, increasing longevity, and boosting defences against diseases/infections.
Native to South America and the Southwestern United States, mesquite is a low GI sweetener that is high in protein. It is rich in a number of vitamins, minerals and amino acids such as magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc and calcium which is good for healthy skin, hair and bones. Mesquite has a high fibre content, low glycemic index, high mineral content, anti-fungal properties and immune-boosting abilities. Its abundance in soluble fibre helps a smooth digestion and healthy gut flora. The low glycemic index means that it does not need insulin to be broken down and won’t cause blood sugar spikes. Furthermore, mesquite is a source of omega-3s, which makes it good for controlling inflammation.
A revered restorative herb that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an adaptogen for thousands of years. These adaptogenic properties bestow restorative and rejuvenating benefits, as well as enhance stamina and improve resilience to stress, both physical and mental, thereby improving overall defence and minimising degenerative diseases. With a long history of clinic use and vast studies, astragalus has broad properties and applications including stimulating immune system responses, protecting the cardiovascular system, prevention of diabetes and diabetic related conditions as well as powerful antiinflammatory, antioxidant and anti-aging capacities.
Has a long and widespread history of health-related benefits, since Ancient Sanskrit, Chinese, Greek, Roman, and Arabic times. It has an impressive array of beneficial actions associated with its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties and other unique therapeutic compounds. Its health benefits include the treatment of nausea from motion sickness, post-surgery, chemotherapy and pregnancy. It fights fungal infections, protects against stomach ulcers, eases menstrual pains, may inhibit cancer growth, regulates blood sugar, relieves joint and muscle pain, lowers cholesterol levels, improves brain function, minimises neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, blocks bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, pneumonia and bronchitis, eases inflammation, and promotes proper digestion. To the present day, ginger remains one of the most used dietary condiments in the world.
A potent spice that has been used medicinally around the world dating back as far as 4,000 years ago to Ancient Egypt. Its powerful healthpromoting compounds give it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. These properties have a positive effect on blood sugar levels, digestion and immunity, and are also extremely beneficial in treating or preventing candida infections, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. This sweet aromatic spice continues to be used daily in many cultures.
A hearty mushroom native to East Asia, with a flavour profile often described as woody. In traditional medicine this powerful mushroom has been used for centuries due to its nutrient contents. Shiitake is full of vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, vitamin C and D, iron, zinc, phosphorus, manganese and many more. Its compounds have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties, which can help fight infections. This mushroom does not only boost vitality but also balances blood sugar levels and reduces overall inflammation within the body. Furthermore it is traditionally used to promote a healthy skin, strengthen the bones, aiding in weight loss and improving circulation.
Organic Merchant don’t have any gluten containing products on the premises at all, so there is virtually no risk of cross-contamination on site. Although coeliacs should be aware that Organic Merchant are not gluten free certified.
Meet The Supplier
Back to where it started
Just like the rest of us, Organic Merchants Tea know that tea makes everything better! Founded by the beautiful Chalimah Jeanne, the business was a natural extension of her naturopathic work, where she’d blend teas for clinic patients who were particularly low in vital energy.
Realising that everyone kept coming back for more, she launched her business at the local market with 12 herbal loose-leaf teas, and six years later, OM Tea now stock an extensive premium range of 35 different herbal teas, all naturopathically formulated and 100% Australian Certified Organic.
About the tea
Since starting, OM Tea has grown to include several ranges of tea including the more traditional teas, fruit based teas, pregnancy and breastfeeding tea, iced teas and the more recently launched mantra range of teas.
With 35 different teas to choose from, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone. All the teas are made from the highest quality, organic, loose leaf herbal infusion. The loose leaf tea is hand-blended and minimally processed (the way we like it!) which of course means that the nutrients are at their highest potential.
Love the planet, Love the packaging
Chalimah is a self-confessed hippy at heart, so two years ago she went about overhauling all her packaging to be as earth-friendly as possible.
The entire range is presented in reusable glass jars and biodegradable sachet boxes made from 100% Australian recycled paper with a compostable plant-based cello-bag. It’s all either 100% biodegradable, compostable or recyclable. It looks beautiful and keeps the earth beautiful too!