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Cocoa Solids


Taste Profile

Non alkalized cocoa is bitter in taste while the alkalized cocoa is a little bit sweet.

Usage Tips

  1. Cocoa solids are used in making chocolates.
  2. Many beverages uses cocoa solids for strong flavour and taste.
  3. It is used in cake mixes and chocolate drinks.

Common names and forms

  1. Dry Cocoa Solids


Dry cocoa solids are extracted from cocoa beans after cocoa butter is removed from the chocolate liquor. It is light brown in color.

Health benefits

  • Cocoa solids are rich in minerals and vitamins. They help in giving people emotional or a mental lift by boosting serotonin.(1)
  • Dark chocolates which are rich with cocoa solids help improving cholesterol levels and blood pressure.(1)
  • Eating cocoa solids can help a person consume more copper and magnesium.(1)
  • These health-boosting minerals support healthy metabolism.(1)


Cocoa solids have side effects like nervousness, increased urination, sleeplessness, fast heartbeat. It can also cause some skin allergy.(2)

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