Every chocolate lover knows the sweet side of chocolate, but what about milk chocolate’s bitter cousin? Dark chocolate has more cacao and less sugar than milk chocolate, giving it a sharper and slightly bitter taste. Cacao, the seeds from which chocolate is made, is a rich superfood used in dishes all over the world, and dark chocolate contains more of this flavor than semi-sweet or milk chocolate. Quality dark chocolate still melts in your mouth, but with an interesting flavor that pairs beautifully with sweet and savory foods alike.
Even if you’re not fully on board with dark chocolate yet, here are some facts that will make you want to come to the dark side of chocolate!
- Dark chocolate is heart-healthy. The antioxidants found in dark chocolate aid in reducing blood pressure, promoting a healthy blood flow which can prevent the buildup of artery-blocking plaque (the kind that causes heart attacks!). Next time you’re munching on some dark chocolate, you can pat yourself on the back for making a heart-healthy choice!
- Hello, nutrients! Dark chocolate is packed full of the fiber and minerals your body needs to function well. Quality dark chocolate is rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, and more!
- Dark chocolate is a favorite for flavonoids. Cacao is a great source of flavonoids, a type of plant-based antioxidant. The flavonoids found in cacao have a list of health benefits, from being potential disease fighters to aiding vision and brain health.
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