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All chocolate begins with cocoa beans, the fruit of a small evergreen tree of the species Theobroma cacao (also called a cocoa tree). The cocoa tree is a native of the Amazon basin and other tropical areas of South and Central America. These days, cacao trees grow in three main regions: West Africa, South and Central Americas, Southeast Asia and Oceania. Top-producing cocoa countries include the following: Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Brazil, Ecuador.
The term "chocolate" refers to the solid food or candy made from a preparation of cacao seeds (typically roasted). Cocoa refers to the powder made from roasted, husked, and ground cacao seeds, from which most of the fat has been removed. Dark chocolate is the result of crushing and liquefying cacao seeds without the shell into what is known as chocolate liquor. It’s further processed into a chocolate powder or bars of chocolate through a press. Dark chocolate is chocolate at the core! The term "dark chocolate" is synonymous with "pure chocolate" to varying degrees.
As more studies associate an increasing number of its health benefits, dark chocolate is turning out to be a powerful superfood that ranks right up there among the most anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich foods known to mankind. It is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. It contains a good amount of soluble fiber, which has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol. The fatty acid profile of dark chocolate is excellent. Cocoa consists mainly of stearic acid, which is a saturated fat and oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat. In clinical studies, both of these acids were found to be associated with lowered cholesterol in comparison with other saturated fatty acids.
Food of the Gods
Theobroma Cacao literally translates as "food of the gods". The ancient Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs believed it was a source of power. They were consuming chocolate as a drink dating to at least 3500 years ago. To prepare the beverage the beans were roasted and ground; then water was added and blended with specially carved tool called a Molinillo, a traditional Mexican whisk. Once blended, it was poured into another vessel and then this process was repeated until it was blended to perfection. History reports that those who drank Theobroma felt increased energy, focus, stamina, happiness, and virility. Today, scientists are discovering new, valuable information that the ancients understood or experienced for years: chocolate is good for you.
Vitamins and minerals
Dark chocolate has a lot of B vitamins and vitamin K. It’s also high in minerals, such as potassium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, iron, magnesium and copper. These minerals activate enzymes, proteins your cells need to function properly and support other physiological functions, including wound healing. The copper and potassium in dark chocolate help prevent against stroke and cardiovascular ailments. The iron protects against iron deficiency anemia, and the magnesium helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Dark chocolate is packed with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants. Researchers believe antioxidants help fight the cell damage caused by too many free radicals in the body and reducing the risk of certain diseases.
Cocoa is rich in antioxidant flavonoids called Flavonols. They are what give the pungent taste to cocoa. According to a UC Davis Department of Nutrition fact sheet, flavonols have been shown to be effective in increasing antioxidant activity in blood cells while decreasing DNA damage, or "oxidation" of certain cells. Research into the benefits of flavonoids has shown a positive influence in lowering blood pressure, reducing blood clotting and improving blood flow to the heart and brain. That means that flavonols may be an important part of maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.