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Technical Name : Theobroma Cacao


Taste Profile

Chocolate has a creamy and cocoa taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Chocolates can be used in sweet and savory preparations.
  2. It can be used in many desserts like pudding, cakes, candy, and ice cream.
  3. Store it tightly wrapped in its original packaging or in cling film in a cool, dry place.

Common names and forms

  1. Chocolate bar (pieces)
  2. Chocolate Chunks
  3. Chocolate flakes
  4. Chocolate for color
  5. Plain Chocolate
  6. Sweet Ground Chocolate
  7. Unsweetened Chocolate


Chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao tree theobroma. The three important components of chocolate are cocoa, milk, and sugar. There are three main varieties of chocolate: white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. White chocolate tastes much sweeter than the other two varieties of chocolate. It does not have any cocoa in it. It is mainly made up of cocoa butter. It is white in color. Milk chocolate is milder and sweeter because it is made with cocoa,milk and a higher sugar content than the darker varieties. It is brown in color. Dark chocolate is least sweet and it has the strongest chocolate flavor as it has a high concentration of cocoa. It is dark brown in color.

Health benefits

  • Chocolate helps to reduce fatigue.(1)
  • It also helps people with Alzheimer’s disease.(1)
  • It helps to regulate blood pressure.(2)
  • Chocolate reduces stress.(2)
  • It also improves energy levels. (2)

Selection Guide

Choose chocolate that has a glossy surface. It should break with a snap and should not crumble.


The high sugar content present in chocolate may cause tooth decay.(3) Excess consumption of chocolate may also cause irritability, headaches, nausea, lightheadedness and especially insomnia.(4)

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