PDA

View Full Version : Where do you get your chocolate from?..



RBC13
08-12-2004, 02:28 PM
I was just reading about chocolate, and an article said that it is a vegetable and full of nutrients and minerals. So I checked nutritiondata.com for dry unsweetened cocoa powder, and it proved the article to be right. It had barely any sugar, and mainly fiber, as it is a bean.

But then I looked at Hershey's unsweetened chocolate, and saw that the composition was different, had less fiber and was completely depleted of minerals. Here are the two sites:

Unsweetened cocoa powder

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-001-02s047z.html

Hershey's European unsweetened cocoa powder

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-001-02s0483.html

As you can see, the first one is MUCH more nutritious. But the only cocoa powder we have at home is Hershey's, it's not European, but i doubt that changes anything. It has the same nutritional label as the European, so they must be the same. I am planning on using cocoa powder for bread or bagels.

So the question I pose, is where can you find some nutrient dense unsweetened cocoa powder? Or can you show me proof that Hershey's cocoa has some nutrients? Thanks for your time.

TheGimp
08-12-2004, 02:37 PM
Are you making the mistake of comparing 86g of cocoa powder with 5g of Hershey's?

RBC13
08-12-2004, 03:56 PM
Either way the Hershey's shows no nutrients. I looked at 100 grams, and still only iron showed up as a nutrient. Is Hershey's powder just empty calories, an imitation chocolate, or is this site wrong?