Cocoa powder is a food product obtained by grinding cocoa beans chocolate tree. Ground cocoa beans are first pressed together and the result is cocoa butter, which is then used as the basis for the manufacture of chocolate. the remains of cocoa butter are ground to produce cocoa powder, which is used to make the drink cocoa or as a product for the
manufacture of confectionery.
Cocoa powder is rich in vitamins, macro and trace elements, which should be in small quantities in the diet of any person. The nutritional properties of cocoa are highly valued since ancient times.
The composition of cocoa powder:
Cocoa powder contains about 50% protein, 30% fat and 4 % carbs.
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Probably everyone has seen TV ad, aggressively advertised the unique properties of some yogurt. Typically, one of the main arguments that should lead the viewer to buy this delicious fermented milk product, is the presence in its composition of bifidobacteria – a very useful microorganisms for the stomach and good digestion.
Advertising in General is really right – bifidobacteria very useful for our
health. By nature, they are non-pathogenic bacteria living mostly in our gastrointestinal tract. If someone is all right with health – bifidobacteria in the gut a lot and food is digested without problems. But if there is more pathogenic and useful bacteria – expect trouble in the form of dysbiosis and other troubles. Therefore, you need to consume as many dairy products containing bifidobacteria.
The function of bifidobacteria in the human body
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The birthplace of cacao consider the territory of modern Mexico, where the Aztecs cultivated the cacao. They cooked beans from the drink that gave strength and made vigorous. This was the use of cocoa to the Aztecs. After a certain time, cocoa beans were brought to Europe, and this product immediately became very popular.
The caloric content of cocoa
You should not forget that cocoa has a high caloric content. One hundred grams cocoa contains nearly three hundred calories. For this reason, the drink quenches hunger, but it won’t suit for those who lose weight, unless they can replace the afternoon snack.
Cocoa contains a large amount of different nutrients, namely, vegetable protein and fats, saturated fatty acids, carbohydrates, sucrose, organic acids, starch. As cocoa is rich in vitamins A, b, E, PP, beta-carotene and minerals: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, Continue reading