Dark Chocolate Wafers (70%) - Organic Raw

Our raw organic Dark Chocolate Wafers (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!

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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 anti-depressant). 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 Wafers 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 Wafers (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.

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 traditional uses of Raw Organic Dark Chocolate Wafers (70%) may include:

  • Possible mood supportive properties
  • May support the healthy dilation of blood vessels
  • Possibly helps improve cellular functioning of cells lining blood vessels
  • Possibly a super powerful antioxidant
  • May support healthy blood flow to the brain, heart and other organs
  • May support a healthy heart
  • May lower the oxidative stress of strenuous activities, possibly with recovery
  • May support healthy digestion
  • Possibly stimulates healthy kidney and bowel function
  • May support skin health
  • May support a healthy cardiovascular system
  • May support a healthy stress response
  • May support a calm state of mind
  • May support strong bones and teeth
  • Possibly contains more magnesium than any other food
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels
  • Reduces free radicals throughout the body
  • May support breast milk production
  • May support healthy lipid levels
  • Endothelial function improved in overweight adults
  • May support an overall feeling of euphoria and well being

Constituents of Dark Chocolate Wafers include:

  • Minerals: Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Sulfur
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E, Vitamin K
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan
  • Phytochemicals: Flavonoids, PEA (phenylethylamine), Anandamide, Theobromine, Caffeine, Resveratrol  
  • Essential Fatty Acids: Oleic Acid

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: Grown in Peru. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA 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 Wafers (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 Wafers (70%) packaged in airtight pouches for optimum freshness. Keep your Organic Raw Dark Chocolate Wafers (70%) in a cool, dark, dry place.

 

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