HIGH MINERAL CONTENT
Containing iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese
POWER SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDNTS
Loaded with polyphenolsand flavanols
Aside from the health benefits the stuff is delicious.
Historians have concluded that chocolate has been around for at least 2000 years. The Aztec word “xocoatl,” is the origin of the word “chocolate” which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans.The seeds were known to also be used as a form of currency.
A 100-gram bar of dark chocolate with 70–85% cocoa contains: · 67% of the RDI for iron · 58% of the RDI for magnesium · 89% of the RDI for copper · 98% of the RDI for manganese In addition, it can also have of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium
Cocoa beans grow in pods on trees of the Theobroma cacao species. Some of the top producing countries are: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Dominican Republic.