you a chocolate lover at heart but struggling to avoid this sinful treat? A new
study is all set to the rescue-this new discovery could help you relish the
yummy temptation without piling on the kilos.
team of researchers from Warwick University have now developed a new technique
to cut down the fat content in chocolate
new low-fat chocolate
known as choco-lite supposedly contains very tiny microscopic bubbles of a
special type of jelly prepared from seaweed
It is this jelly that bulks out the chocolate and lessens its fat content,
which is what makes it unhealthy.
more, the agar bubbles are a good source of fiber
, amounting to
around 80 percent. The fiber suppresses the appetite and prevents you from
new low-fat chocolate seems much more promising than other previous attempts to
create a chocolate that has reduced fat content, without compromising on its
taste and flavor, and texture.
air bubbles were used to make chocolate healthy, but it left the chocolate
feeling too light, and when water bubbles were used for the same, they reduced
the crispiness of the chocolate, and posed a greater risk of a white bloom
forming on the bar.
seaweed jelly doesn't have any such effects, and is already used in many areas
in the cosmetic industry
of the best features that makes this low-fat chocolate a sure winner is the
fact that this agar, when heated in the correct way, has the ability to
solidify at the same temperature as the fat in chocolate, and due to the small
bubbles, the tongue cannot distinguish it from fat, which means it will
probably taste the same as any other chocolate.
replacer is something the food industry is very keen to have," Jianshe
Chen from Leeds University, explained.
researchers also claim that this low-fat chocolate tastes 'pretty darned good,'
and now they are working on developing other flavors to this chocolate too.
Looks like we finally have a delicious new discovery
on our hands that is not 'sinfully' delicious!