Written by Krishna Bora, B.Sc. (Microbiology) | 
Article Reviewed by Dietitian julia samuel, M.Phil on May 15, 2019

Why People Love Chocolates?

As kids, many of us had a fantasy to get lost in a world of chocolates. From the trees to fruits, the fountains, chocolate milkshake river and so much more; everything, just everything is made up of chocolate. Some never grew out of their love for chocolates and instead, they found a way to make their sweet dream come true.

For many of us, chocolates are available just to satisfy our sweet cravings, but some of great chefs and artists worked their heart out to create paintings, castles and walls of chocolate. They have such a dedication towards their passion and love for chocolate that it made them skilled enough to sniff and identify the type and ingredients in the chocolate recipes. In many cultures, making chocolate dishes is a form of art and contests are held to honor the best piece of work.

Love for chocolate has always been in vogue amongst people of all cultures. In fact, the love was so intense in some parts of the world that they used cocoa beans as money commodity for bartering. What causes such people love chocolates like this, lets find out and know about chocolates better.

Candies, fudge, chocolate, prepared-from-recipe

The nutritional values of "Candies, fudge, chocolate, prepared-from-recipe" per 100 grams are:
Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 411
Protein 2.4 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 76.4 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 49 mg 4.9 %
Copper, Cu 0.33 mg 16.45 %
Iron, Fe 1.77  mg 9.83 %
Magnesium, Mg 36 mg 9 %
Manganese, Mn 0.42 mg 21.1 %
Phosphorus, P 71 mg 7.1 %
Potassium, K 134  mg 3.83 %
Selenium, Se 2.5 mcg 3.57 %
Sodium, Na 45 mg 1.88 %
Zinc, Zn 1.11 mg 7.4 %
Vitamin A 159  IU 3.18 %
Vitamin C 0 mg 0 %
Vitamin B6 0.01 mg 0.6 %
Vitamin E 0.18 mg 0.6 %
Vitamin K 1.4  mcg 1.75 %
Riboflavin 0.08  mg 5 %
Thiamin 0.03 mg 1.73 %
Folate, DFE 4  mcg 1 %
Niacin 0.18  mg 0.88 %
Sugars 73.12 g
Fiber 1.7  g 6.8 %
Cholesterol 14 mg 4.67 %
Water 9.81 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 10  mcg
Choline 10 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Reference:

  1. Chocolate - (https://www.chocolate.org/)

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Comments

Gazal_S Tuesday, November 27, 2012

well said ! people of all ages love to eat chocolates..

Krishna Bora Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yes they do. Glad that you liked the article.

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