Here’s another reason for you to splurge on high-quality dark chocolate: It’s relatively low in carbs, especially when compared with other types of chocolate and candies. And if it is also made with a new sustainable palm ingredient called Palm Fruit Extract, dark chocolate will have a smoother taste and even more health benefits.
One ounce of dark chocolate, made with a minimum of 70% cocoa, will have about 10 grams of net carbs. That’s less than half the net carbs typically found in an ounce of whole milk chocolate.
Such a high-quality dark chocolate is also rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese, plus selenium, zinc, phosphorus and potassium.
Of course, portion size matters because chocolate still has plenty of calories. The good news is that a small square of dark chocolate goes a long way toward satisfying cravings.
Functional chocolate: the next big chocolate trend?
Functional foods deliver health benefits above and beyond their nutritional value. Functional chocolates powered by Palm Fruit Extract are poised to jump from the test kitchens and into the marketplace very soon.
Many of the world’s chocolatiers already use sustainable palm oil in their chocolates to keep them from melting at room temperature, create a creamy texture, and give their bars that familiar gloss and snap. Adding all-natural, non-GMO sustainable Palm Fruit Extract smooths dark chocolate’s natural bitterness, and further increases its creaminess.
But wait. There’s more!
Palm Fruit Extract will contribute five unique polyphenols plus protein and even more fiber to dark chocolate. This clean ingredient has the potential to support:
- Immune system health
- Better mood
- Metabolic health
- Endurance and performance
- Cognitive health
- Heart health
- Overall wellness
Ingredients from the tropical oil palm tree give rich, keto-friendly dark chocolate a definite edge over other sweet treats.
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