Monday, 2 July 2012

Chocolate

Chocolate is a processed food made from cocoa beans. Cacao fruit is more commonly referred to as fruit chocolate because cocoa is cocoa producer.

Chocolate is the food that is not perishable, because chocolate contains as much as 6% polyphenols as antioxidants that may prevent chocolate from stale.

Chocolate fruits contain anti-oxidants which is very high. Cocoa beans contain alkanoid causing a bitter taste. Besides cocoa also contains 9% protein, 14% carbohydrate, and fat 31%. 9% of protein contained in cocoa beans that contain phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan amino acid in large quantities.

Chocolate to capture the free radicals from the body. Benefits of chocolate are obtained due to the high content of antioxidants in chocolate (3 x more than green tea). Chocolate can reduce cholesterol in the blood. Chocolate can prevent heart disease and cancer. Cocoa can prevent high blood pressure and stroke. Chocolate as a source of nutrients and vitamins that are essential for health.

At this time many manufacturers are eliminating the flavonoid because it tastes bitter. So at this time chocolate products on the market only in fat and sugar.

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