It is known that love and chocolate have a close relation. Both love and chocolate are sweet and healthy. But the question is, are all kind of chocolate healthy? And what are the differences between milk, white and dark chocolate?
Let us start with the different ingredients which form each type of chocolate.
It’s the cocoa solids that give the bitter taste of chocolate. The various combinations of the cocoa solids and cocoa butter along with other ingredients give the multiple kinds. Dark chocolate has the highest percentage of cocoa solids and cocoa butter of all sorts. The other additional ingredients are sugar and cocoa bean powder. Milk chocolate contains milk powder, sugar, and a small proportion of cocoa solids and cocoa butter. It is the addition of milk powder and the lowering of cocoa in milk chocolate which gives it a creamier and sweeter flavor. As for white chocolate, it does not contain cocoa solids at all, only sugar, milk, and also a small quantity of cocoa butter.
Dark chocolate contains a minimum of 70% cocoa versus a maximum of 35 percent in white chocolate.
What are the health benefits of each kind?
Studies showed that eating dark chocolate is good for the health. It contains high level of antioxidants which help remove toxins that can cause diseases. Dark chocolate is full of epicatechin and Gallic acids that protect the heart from heart attacks. It also functions as an anticancer, brain stimulator, cough preventer and antidiarrheal effects. For men and women who are seeking to drop weight, white chocolate is the incorrect option, for its abundance in calories. On the other hand, it contains a bit of calcium. It is the least nutritious of the 3 kinds due to the total absence of cocoa solids. In terms of milk chocolate, its nutritional profile is higher than white chocolate as a reason of the small presence of cocoa in it, but is still not very high to be considered as having very positive effects on the health.
All of us know that chocolate, in general, is tasty, very tasty, but even the tastiest and healthiest one needs to be consumed sensibly and in the right amount. White, milk and dark chocolate, are all bad if you abuse their ingestion. Eat sensibly, stay healthy, you do not want to gain weight or become addicted to them.
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Our chocolate production follows the Belgium and Swiss procedure, and uses natural ingredients out of chocolate paste to end-product chocolate. Our mill meet the ISO Certification criteria.