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Dark chocolate

Also Known As : Black Chocolate
Technical Name : Theobroma Cacao(Cocoa Bean)

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a naturally bitter taste as it is rich in cocoa.

Usage Tips

  1. Dark chocolate can be stored in the refrigerator for a long time.
  2. It can be used in chocolate recipes, cakes and other desserts.

Description

It is a kind of chocolate having a high amount of cocoa or cocoa butter and less or no dairy product in it. It has a rich, dark brown appearance.

Health benefits

  • It has less cholesterol and calories.(1)
  • It may improve blood pressure level and reduce the risk of heart disease.(1)
  • It may improve brain function as well.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which helps to prevent damage in the body produce by oxidative stress and harmful free radicals.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for dark chocolate that has at least 70% of cocoa.

Note

It is high in caffeine which may lead to health issues.Milk allergic people must avoid as it may contain little amount of milk which may not always be mentioned.It can worsen GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).(2)

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