Which has the highest levels of beneficial phytonutrients: baking chocolate, chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate?
The phytonutrients in soy responsible for lowering cancer risk are called isoflavones, a type of flavanoid. There are also flavanoids in, chocolate but where are they found the most? According to a new study this year, in terms of phytonutrient content, is the healthiest chocolate fix baking chocolate, chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate chips?
Here’s the graph… Which one takes the cake? … cocoa powder, is the best way to get your chocolate fix. You know how dark chocolate is like 70% cocoa solids? Well cocoa powder is like 90+% cocoa solids—that’s basically all it is!
Number 2, is the baking chocolate. Which is number 3, though? the semi-sweet chips are actually number 3, with the dark chocolate #4. Any guess on last place? They’re both pretty useless, but the hint, is the “genuine chocolate flavor.”
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