Cacao - raw fruit at vida lotus panama

Cacao – Food of the Gods

Cacao is among the most famous plants on Earth. Its name comes from the Greek, and means “food of the gods”. Cacao was used and cultivated by ancient Central American indigenous tribes such as the Mayas, Aztecs and Kunas as currency. Their abundant gold was used as a mere decoration as it could not be as valuable as that which produced health.

Modern scientists are re-discovering the many medicinal uses of antioxidant-rich cacao, including its ability to fight cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression, while stimulating cognitive function, improving memory and intelligence.



Guanabana Soursop

Soursop is a delicious and nutritious tropical fruit that we have planted all over our premises. We now have two mature, fruit-bearing soursop trees, several more in the ground, and dozens more in pots, in case our visitors want to plant one at their home.

Soursop has become quite famous in recent years. There are messages flying through cyberspace touting the many amazing benefits of soursop, and in particular with regard to its ability to fight cancer. The online messages quote sources like John’s Hopkins Hospital, and assert that the soursop fruit and/or its extracts are “ten thousand times stronger than chemotherapy” for fighting cancer. On this Web site, we only present factual information. We checked with John’s Hopkins. Sadly, they do not yet promote eating fruit over chemotherapy.