Nutrition Myths

Tag - chocolate

Cocoa solids

The definition of cocoa solids differs between some countries and various scientific sources. Cocoa solids may refer to the dried cocoa beans (moisture-free) that either contain cocoa butter or have it removed.

Cocoa nibs

Cocoa nibs are the shelled, dried, fermented, and roasted cocoa beans. They are often crushed to smaller bits and sold as a snack. 

Cocoa liquor

Cocoa liquor/ mass is the paste that is obtained by grinding shelled, dried, fermented, and roasted cocoa beans (nibs). It is used as a basis of the chocolate. Repeating the grinding

Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder is the powdered form of cleaned, shelled and roasted cocoa beans with some cocoa butter removed. Cocoa powder contains:

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

Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is the fat that is extracted from the cocoa beans. Cocoa butter contains no more than 1.75% free fatty acids.

Dark chocolate health benefits

Dark chocolate – health benefits

Eating dark chocolate may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, helps to reduce inflammation, increase vasodilation, improve BP, inhibit platelet adhesion and improve lipid profile and is associated with potential benefits in infectious...

Best dark chocolate

How to choose the best dark chocolate

The best dark chocolate has the optimal combination of health benefits and flavor. The higher the proportion of non-fat cocoa solids, which contain powerful, health promoting polyphenols and antioxidants, the healthier the chocolate. The finest...