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Shout out to Alisa at paleoinpdx for researching this (healthy?) treat!

What is Dark Chocolate?

Dark chocolate is a confection produced from the seeds of the cacao tree. When fermented, the cocoa bean produces cocoa butter and solids, which are then used to make dark chocolate. To cut down on the bitterness, a small amount of sugar is added and most often, vanilla and soy lecithin are added as well. Unlike its cousin, milk chocolate, it does not contain any added milk solids, which lends way to its more pronounced and bittersweet flavor. Dark chocolate bars range in cacao content from a semi-sweet 50 percent to a strong and bitter 100 percent. The higher the cacao content, the less sugar added.

Dark chocolate is touted for its health benefits and noted as a nutritive indulgence. It is high in antioxidants, low in sugar, contains flavanols and is supposedly an aphrodisiac

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