11 Facts About Chocolate


Chocolate is a food made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels that is available as a liquid, solid, or paste, either on its own or as a flavoring agent in other foods.

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Chocolate has been prepared as a drink for nearly all of its history.

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Chocolate liquor is blended with the cocoa butter in varying quantities to make different types of chocolate or couverture.

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Chocolate tempering machines with computer controls can be used for producing consistently tempered chocolate.

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Chocolate is generally stored away from other foods, as it can absorb different aromas.

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Chocolate is a good source of calcium, magnesium and iron.

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Chocolate contains alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have physiological effects in humans, but the presence of theobromine renders it toxic to some animals, including dogs and cats.

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Chocolate manufacturers produce a range of products from chocolate bars to fudge.

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Chocolate is a popular flavour of ice cream and pudding, and chocolate sauce is a commonly added as a topping on ice cream sundaes.

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Chocolate is an acceptable gift on other holidays and on occasions such as birthdays.

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Chocolate has been the center of several successful book and film adaptations.

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