Yummy, delectable, savory, scrumptious, foodgasmic, are all adjectives that spring to our minds when they think about chocolate. Chocolate, in all its uncountable avatars, from ice creams to chocolate sundae dosas, is loved by almost everybody on both sides of the equator. People, whether young or old, on a diet or off, in love or heartbroken, or any sort of situation, unfailingly find chocolate irresistible. The sinful lust for chocolate is practically universal.
Chocolate – Exploring some lesser-known facts!
For 90% of Chocolate’s long history, it was strictly a beverage, and sugar was never associated with it. Chocolate has been described as ‘The most well-known food that nobody knows anything about.’ The ‘cacao’ plant yields the beans, and anything made of these beans is called ‘Chocolate’. ‘Cocoa’ is chocolate in powdered form. Legend says that sweetened chocolate became popular first throughout Spain and then in other countries. The creation of the first modern chocolate bar is credited to Joseph Fry, who in 1847 discovered that he could make a moldable chocolate paste by adding melted cacao butter back into Dutch cocoa.
Zevic’s Innovative Chocolates!
Our determination to bring to our customers something healthy and innovative made us explore Chocolate in detail. Zevic Chocolates do not compromise on the taste and still take care of your health.
Authentic Belgian Dark Chocolate that is good for the heart and rich in antioxidants.
A natural replacement for sugar, Stevia is organic, healthy, and has no aftertaste.
By substituting sugar with Stevia, we have managed to make sure that our Chocolates have no added calories at all!
Milk Couverture, Organic Jaggery, Orange Zest, Almonds, Dark Chocolate – you name it and we have it all!
Some health benefits about Dark Chocolate that you should be aware of!
The major antioxidants prevalent in dark chocolate are flavonoids and polyphenols. Dark chocolate is actually richer in these than even wine and tea and the raw cocoa beans have more antioxidants than blueberries and açai berries. Antioxidants neutralise the free radicals and prevent the body from getting attacked.
Dark chocolate has oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. Thankfully, neither of these add up heavily to the cholesterol levels in the body. The adverse effects of cholesterol are well known, but Dark Chocolate actually improves the lipid profiles! It increases HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers LDL (harmful cholesterol).
As compared to milk or white chocolates, dark chocolate helps in lowering the blood pressure of diabetics. It also decreases fasting blood sugar. Dark chocolate is a natural sugar replacement for diabetics and it helps them in the long run!
Intake of flavonoid-rich food, including chocolate, wine, and tea, is associated with better performance across several cognitive abilities, and that the associations are dose-dependent. It also contains Caffeine and Theobromine which further enhance brain function.
Dark chocolate contains serotonin, which is also called the ‘feel-good’ chemical. It uplifts the mood and relaxes the brain. Moreover, the caffeine and theobromine present in dark chocolate help in releasing endorphins which also enhances the mood.
Dark chocolate is the most commonly used gift that lovers give each other. The reason being the presence of Phenylethylamine (PEA). This chemical is created by the brain when you feel in love, and it is already present in some amount in chocolate.