Chocolate: considered a delicacy for thousands of years, it’s indulgent, sophisticated, delicious... but is it really good for you?
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the seeds from the cacao tree - an evergreen tree native to the tropical area of South America. After harvesting, the beans are fermented, dried, roasted and crushed, resulting in cacao nibs. These nibs are then ground into non-alcoholic liquor ready to be made into chocolate.
Not all chocolate is created equal; to reap the benefits you need to choose the highest quality dark chocolate, raw cacao powder, or cacao nibs, as these products usually have less added sugar and are higher in nutrients.
Generally, the darker the chocolate the higher the cacao (cocoa) content, so choose your chocolate carefully and enjoy:
If you’re looking for a sweet snack, a square or two of carefully chosen quality dark chocolate is a great choice.
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