Nutrition Myths

Cocoa or cacao

Cocoa/cacao are the dried and fermented seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree.

Please note that the “Cocoa %” information that appears on some chocolate packaging refers to the “Cocoa Liquor”, which is a combination of non-fat cocoa solids and cocoa butter. (1)

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