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Shiroles, Talamanca, COSTA RICA

 

Tsirushka®* was born in 2003 through the initiative of the members of ACOMUITA (Asociación Comisión de Mujeres Indígenas de Talamanca) to generate income and employment to benefit their families. Through their activities, the company seeks to recover and preserve values of the Bribri culture.

Mission
Produce and commercialize handmade chocolates using 100% pure organic cacao from our traditonal farms, maintaining a quality and healthfulness in our products to satisfy the most demanding tastes of our customers.

 

Vision
Commercialize our 100% organic handmade cacao products, produced by indigenous women from Talamanca, at national and international levels, maintaining our commitment to quality, and the welfare with our costumers and members of the association.
*Tsirushka: chocolate (Bribri language)

 

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Our Traditions….
The cacao wasn’t always as we know it. Before, she was called Tsirú, who as the same as their sisters Tsörö and Scalum was a very beautiful woman. Tsörö and Scalum were very arrogant and they like to make fun of the people. Someday, Sibö wanted to test them, and wearing a suit of an ugly and shabby old man, he went to visit them. Once Tsörö and Scalum saw him they start to make fun and they refuse when he proposed them to marry him. But this doesn’t happen with Tsirú, she was kind and polite with him. For this reason, Sibö decided to show Tsirú the real man behind that ugly suit: a very attractive gentleman, wearing colorful clothes, lots of jewelry, and beautiful feathers; that handsome man proposed Tsirú to marry him and she accept.
At the end, Sibö decided to punished Tsörö and Scalum and turn Tsirú in a tree with a lot of fruits with a delicious taste and a fragrant smell, nowadays, known as Cacao.

Our Traditions….
The cacao wasn’t always as we know it. Before, she was called Tsirú, who as the same as their sisters Tsörö and Scalum was a very beautiful woman. Tsörö and Scalum were very arrogant and they like to make fun of the people. Someday, Sibö wanted to test them, and wearing a suit of an ugly and shabby old man, he went to visit them. Once Tsörö and Scalum saw him they start to make fun and they refuse when he proposed them to marry him. But this doesn’t happen with Tsirú, she was kind and polite with him. For this reason, Sibö decided to show Tsirú the real man behind that ugly suit: a very attractive gentleman,
wearing colorful clothes, lots of jewelry, and beautiful feathers; that handsome man proposed Tsirú to marry him and she accept.
At the end, Sibö decided to punished Tsörö and Scalum and turn Tsirú in a tree with a lot of fruits with a delicious taste and a fragrant smell, nowadays, known as Cacao.

Benefits of cocoa

Improves the blood stream

The flavonoids from the cocoa act as stimulants for the heart and have a vasodilator effect that reduces arterial tension.

Improves the state of mind (mood)
The tryptophan increases the production of serotonin, which is a neurotransistor that carries a signal through the neurological system that
produces happiness and well-being.

Effect on aging
The pure cocoa contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that reduce the oxidation of the cells, thereby slowing their aging.

Rich in vitamins
Pure cacao is a very complete product, from a nutritional perspective since it contains vitamins A1, B1, B2, C, D and E.

Rich in minerals
Pure cocoa contains a very large amount of minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium,
iron, zinc, copper, chromium and phosphorous.

Stimulant
Cocoa contains a natural stimulant (theobromine), whose operation is similar to caffeine though its action is softer.

Homeopathic remedy
Cocoa is used as a homeopathic remedy for the prevention and cure of depression and anger or aggression.

Skin treatment
Cocoa butter is one of the most stable and wellknown fats known that offers anti-aging benefits while it protects, softens, nourishes and hydrates
the skin.