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Seven (7) Interesting Facts you Might not Know about Chocolate:

In the article below we hope to enlighten you with some lesser known information about consuming  chocolate, and cacao, the bean from which the final chocolate product is derived.  We suggest having your favorite Bibamba chocolate nearby to nibble on, as reading this will surely entice you to enjoy it on the  spot.

1.Chocolate is by far the favorite flavor in North America and probably in the world.

2.Cacao beans used to make chocolate  are the most chemically complex food on the face of earth with more than 300 chemical compounds.

Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

3.Cacao beans contain the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food on the planet.

Source: Health Diaries 

Cocoa beans

By weight, cacao antioxidant content surpasses the combined antioxidant content of  pomegranates, acai, goji berries and red wine.

4.Chocolate contains very little caffeine. A cacao bean sample contains less than 1/20 of the caffeine content in a coffee beans sample of the same size, according to calculations done by our company’s founder who is also a chemical engineer.

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5.Several clinical research studies have confirmed that dark cacao chocolate has powerful anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects; it can improve alertness and cardiovascular health as well as can help prevent cancer and osteoporosis.

Source:   About Health ,  Medical News Today, Yahoo News 

6.Chocolate manufacturers use a lot of almonds and peanuts. Currently, they use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts.

7. The Olmec Indians were the first civilization to grow cacao during the 1500 BC. The Mayans used cacao bean as currency and honored the Cacao God because of cacao’s great taste and its capacity to procure high energy.

Source: The World Atlas of Chocolate 

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Our intention is that you have learned some fun trivia about chocolate that you might not have known before.  Please do share any additional information about chocolate, as well as your comments and  questions below.  To learn more about high quality cacao that we will be farming in Cameroon, please check out : www.smartglobeinternational.com

Thanks for reading!

Written by Tamara Tcheunou
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