View Full Version : Do the arguments against cacao go for chocolate, too?
03-21-2011, 02:54 PM
Sorry if this is a dumb question. But cacao and regular chocolate obviously come from the same plant/bean. And I know a lot of people warn others away from cacao for a variety of reasons.
My question is: Would all those "bad" things we hear about cacao also apply to regular (non-raw) chocolate? Or is cacao considered worse/more toxic than chocolate? If so, why?
Thank you. This will help put things in perspective for me. I frankly never have any health issues/problems/symptoms when I eat cacao. I don't eat it very often and am careful not to overindulge, of course.
03-21-2011, 02:55 PM
Or is cacao considered worse/more toxic than chocolate? If so, why?
No. The opposite is true. The processed stuff is away worse.
03-21-2011, 02:57 PM
I took this answer from the internet.
Actually, the answer should be "Chocolate: Hardly any." An actual Hershey's chocolate bar only contains between 4% and 10 % chocolate. The rest of it is sugars, emulsifiers, milk solids, and other fillers.
From the label: Ingredients: SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, COCOA BUTTER, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, MILK FAT, LACTOSE, SOY LECITHIN, PGPR, VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, AND MILK
Check out this link to learn more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24276-2004Jun8.html
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_all_the_ingredients_in_a_hershey's_bar#ix zz1HGXwNtop
03-21-2011, 02:59 PM
Thanks, Sport. I guess I mean any chocolate, though, including nice dark organic chocolate. (I think it's pretty much common knowledge the Hershey's stuff is just chemicals/fillers in a bar, lol.)
03-21-2011, 03:02 PM
This is the ingredients for Green and Black Dark 70% chocolate which is as good as you get in chocolate.
Organic Cocoa Mass, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Whole Milk Powder*.
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