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The cocoa seeds (beans) are ground into a liquid mass called cocoa liquor, containing about 55% cocoa butter removed by hydraulic pressing.
The remaining cocoa cake is dried and ground to a fine powder with a fat content of about 22%.
White chocolate had no effect on flow-mediated dilation.
In the last 2 decades there has been a resurgence in the interest of chocolate/cocoa as providing health benefits. At that time, physicians also stated that all that was necessary for breakfast was chocolate, because it yielded good nourishment for the body. Documents have been discovered indicating that chocolate was used naturopathically and prescribed to patients by some physicians for a variety of diseases during the 18th and 19th century in America, including cholera, consumption (tuberculosis), scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus, and yellow fever. Discriminative stimulus and subjective effects of theobromine and caffeine in humans. Although several varieties of cacao exist, the forastero variety from West Africa accounts for more than 90% of world production. The Olmecs, one of the first civilizations of the Americas (1,500 BC to 400 BC) are credited with the first use of cocoa. Calcium supplementation of chocolate: effect on cocoa butter digestibility and blood lipids in humans.