Chocolate, "the food of the gods" has been used for centuries to boost energy and enhance mood. With over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, chocolate remains one of the most complex and pleasurable foods on the planet. In its raw form, chocolate contains anandamide
(a euphoric substance), arginine
(a natural aphrodisiac), and tryptophan
(a natural antidepressant). By raising the neurotransmitters in our brain, chocolate promotes an overall feeling of well being. In essence, raw chocolate makes you happy!
Dark chocolate is often distinguished by the percentage of cacao solids it contains. Our Certified Organic Raw Dark Chocolate Chips contain 70% cacao and 30% organic cane sugar giving them the perfect balance between sweetness and the dark chocolate flavor everybody loves. Dark chocolate has a more pronounced chocolate taste than milk chocolate, because it does not contain milk solids to compete with the chocolate taste. However, the lack of milk additives also means that dark chocolate is more prone to a dry, chalky texture and a bitter aftertaste.
Our Certified Organic Raw Dark Chocolate Chips (70%) are high in the mineral magnesium, essential for helping the heart to pump blood efficiently, building strong bones, and maintaining proper blood pressure. Chocolate also contain one of the highest levels of antioxidants on the planet, exceeding that of red wine, green tea, and many other exotic fruits and vegetables. Recent scientific studies have shown that chocolate boosts blood flow to the heart, brain, and other organs while having protective effects against heart disease. It has also been shown to be helpful in lowering blood glucose levels. Research from Germany also suggests that the flavanols in chocolate may help maintain youthful, beautiful skin. Plus chocolate is a good source of sulfur which promotes healthy skin, nails, and hair.
Our raw organic Dark Chocolate Chips (70%) are a truly healthy chocolate and are perfect for creating healthy dark chocolate shavings for cakes or ice creams. Chip it into small pieces and mix with nuts, bananas and dates to create your own trail mix. Or make one-of-a-kind home-made healthy fudge! Turn your cravings for chocolate into super nutrition by reconnecting with the power of real
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Dark chocolate has been shown to have excellent antioxidant levels exceeding red wine, green tea, and other exotic fruits and vegetables. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values of dark chocolate (13,120 per 100 grams) exceed those of prunes (5,700), blueberries (2,400), strawberries (1,540) and spinach (1,260). But adding milk to chocolate does not help, in fact, it seems to block the activity of the phytochemicals responsible for the powerful antioxidant capacity of cacao.
Some possible benefits of our Raw Organic Dark Chocolate Chips (70%) may include:
● Mood elevating properties
● Helpful for arteriosclerosis
● Natural aphrodisiac
● Dilating blood vessels
● Improving the cellular functioning of those cells lining blood vessels
● Super powerful antioxidant
● Boosting blood flow to the brain, heart, & other organs
● Supporting a healthy heart
● Improving digestion
● Stimulating kidney & bowel function
● Can be used to combat skin problems including eczema, psoriasis & burns
● Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
● Strong stress reliever
● Relaxing muscles
● Increasing insulin sensitivity in healthy persons
● Helping build strong bones & teeth
● Containing more magnesium than any other food
● Lowers blood glucose levels
● Lowers the risk of hardening of the arteries
● Reduces free radicals throughout the body
● May be used to increase breast milk production
● Lowering bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol
● Endothelial function improved in overweight adults
● May be helpful in reducing additional neural damage in the case of a stroke
● Reducing blood pressure
● Promoting an overall feeling of euphoria & well being
● Helping to Maintain youthful, beautiful skin, hair, & nails
● Lowering the oxidative stress of strenuous activities - thus helping athletes to recover
This product may melt during shipping if it gets warm.
If melting occurs simple place in refrigerator or freezer for 1 hour. Then break pieces off as needed.
Suggested Use: To melt into recipes, gently warm in a double boiler then add vanilla and agave nectar to sweeten.
Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao
Other Names: Cocoa, plain chocolate, black chocolate, chocolate tree, Koko, Kakaobaum, kakaw, bitter sweet chocolate, kakao, semi-sweet, and sweet dark chocolate
Ingredients: Certified organic cacao and certified organic cane sugar.
Origin: Peru - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Dark Chocolate Chips (70%) come from organically grown Cacao Beans that pass our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, chemicals, and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Dark Chocolate Chips (70%) packaged in airtight pouches for optimum freshness. Keep your Organic Raw Dark Chocolate Chips (70%) in a cool, dark, dry place.
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