10 facts about chocolate

Food & Living 924 Hits > 2010-11-19 02:13:43


Chocolate is one of the most popular and yummiest types of foods that will likely stay at the top of most peoples favorite food lists. Chocolate is something most of us have grown up enjoying, but very few of us have taken the time to learn the many facts that are associated with Chocolate. There are actually hundreds of facts that are associated with Chocolate and I have created a list of the ones that I find most interesting.


 

1. It is a known fact that chocolate has caffeine in it. But did you know that you would have to eat more then a dozen chocolate bars to get the same amount of caffeine from a cup of coffee? There are about 5 to 10 mg’s of caffeine in one ounce of bitter chocolate, 5 mgs in milk chocolate, and 10mgs in a six-ounce cup of cocoa.


2. Chocolate is actually a valuable energy source. A single chocolate chip can provide enough energy for an    adult human to walk 150 ft.


3. Chocolate has great health benefits. It helps with depression, high blood pressure, Tumors and Pre-menstrual syndromes.


4. Chocolate does not cause or aggravate acne, this is a myth.


5. One ounce of baking chocolate or cocoa contains 10% of the daily recommended intake of iron.


6. Chocolate can be deadly for dogs. Chocolate contains an ingredient called “Theobromine” which can be toxic to a dogs central nervous system and cardiac muscles.


7. People spend  more than $7 billion dollars a year on chocolate.


8. The per capita consumption of chocolate indicates that each person consumes 12 pounds of chocolate each year.


9. Milk Chocolate is the most preferred type of chocolate, however dark chocolate is especially popular among men.


10. In Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Psycho” chocolate syrup was used to indicate blood in the famous shower scene.






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