What is dark chocolate?
Also known as pure chocolate, it is mainly composed of cocoa butter and a small amount of sugar. The texture is hard, the content of cocoa butter is high, and it is slightly bitter.
Identification standard of high-quality dark chocolate: cocoa content is a criterion for evaluating the quality of chocolate. The U.S. FDA stipulates that the cocoa content of dark chocolate should not be less than 35%.
The best cocoa content is about 55% to 75%, and the cocoa content is 75% to 85%, which belongs to extra bitter chocolate.
The cocoa content used in ChocoNext's chocolate ranges from 62% to 70%, which meets the standard of optimal content.
Benefits of dark chocolate
Chocolate is rich in natural antioxidant ingredients that are beneficial to human health. The content of antioxidant ingredients is directly proportional to the content of cocoa. The higher the content of cocoa, the higher the content of antioxidant ingredients.
A new study released by the Yale Griffin Prevention Research Center in the United States shows that dark chocolate has a positive effect on lowering blood pressure and promoting blood vessel dilation.
Strong antioxidant power
- Unprocessed cocoa beans have the effect of significantly eliminating free radicals. The cocoa in dark chocolate contains the highest content of polyphenols and flavonoids, even more than wine and tea.
- The content of natural antioxidant polyphenols in dark chocolate is high, which has anti-inflammatory effects similar to aspirin, and can reduce the activation of platelets at a certain concentration, transfer free radicals on the blood vessel wall, and play a protective role in cardiovascular protection. Reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease to a certain extent.
- The caffeine contained in chocolate has the effect of suppressing appetite and can promote human metabolism. Moderate intake of chocolate can create satiety and effectively control appetite. Dark chocolate has the lowest sugar and fat content of all chocolates, but it has more caffeine than milk chocolate.
Regulates the digestive system
- The cellulose in dark chocolate can promote intestinal peristalsis and help gastrointestinal digestion, while isoflavones can inhibit the secretion of chloride ions in the intestine and relieve the symptoms of diarrhea. Regulating immune function Dark chocolate can meet the needs of the human body for various nutrients.
- At the same time, the flavonoid substances in dark chocolate also have the function of regulating immunity, which can protect the immune system from free radical damage, and polyphenols also have the function of regulating various human immune cells.
- High-quality dark chocolate contains soluble fiber and minerals. Every 100 grams of dark chocolate containing 70-85% cocoa has 11 grams of fiber, which can provide 67% of the daily recommended nutrient intake of iron.
Improve brain function and reduce stroke
- Studies have shown that cocoa may increase blood flow to the brain and reduce the risk of dementia and stroke. In addition, it can significantly improve the cognitive function and speech fluency of elderly patients with mental disorders.
Pure Black Chocolate Series
Dark chocolate is made from cocoa beans grown in 4 different parts of the world (Tanzania, Venezuela, Mexico, Madagascar), and you can enjoy 4 distinct flavors, from sweet and fruity to smoky and spicy with a slightly sour taste.
Cocoa Bean Concentration: 70%｜Quantity: 12 pcs