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Get the Most from Your Chocolate

By
Monica Reinagel, M.S.,L.D./N
July 22, 2010

Most people assume that the higher the cacao percentage of the chocolate, the better it is for you. Not necessarily! As with gourmet coffee, you can now buy gourmet dark chocolate with a pedigree that specifies where the beans were grown. On average, cocoa beans grown in Ecuador, Colombia, and on the Ivory Coast have almost twice the flavanol content of beans from the Dominican Republic or Peru.

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