Chocolate and Health
- Cornell scientists analyzed the antioxidant content of three popular beverages – red wine, tea (green and black), and cocoa. They found that, on a per serving basis, the antioxidant level in cocoa was 2 to 3 times greater than wine and green tea, and 4 to 5 times greater than black tea. They also found that hot cocoa releases more antioxidants than the cold cocoa beverage. Hot cocoa has less than one-half gram of saturated fat per cup compared with a chocolate bar which contains about 8 grams of saturated fat.
- White chocolate does not contain any caffeine, since it does not contain any cocoa solids, except for the extracted cocoa butter. In addition to cocoa butter, white chocolate contains sugar, butterfat and milk solids. One ounce normally provides 9 grams of fat of which 5.5 grams are saturated fat.
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