1/17/2019 3:30:24 PM
Health benefits of Cacao beans/nibs:
The unroasted cocoa bean that can lead to a considerable reduction in the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis and cataracts. A recent study has shown that the flavonoids in dark chocolate enhance exercise endurance - see link below
The flavonoid amount is from USDA composition data, the mineral content is from the information supplied on the back of a pack of organic cacao beans and a brand from the USDA database.
A study has shown that the compounds (phytochemicals) in cocoa help with type 2 diabetes - see link below
The RDA/RI's below are based on an average adult and the portion size set above
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