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Web Stories – 10 Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder

Mehak Shah

February 2, 2022

The origin of cocoa lies in pre-Columbian South America. The Spanish Conquistadors introduced it to Europe during the age of exploration. Later, steam-powered equipment enabled the prominent manufacturing of cocoa powder in the 1850s. Each year, people worldwide consume nearly 4.5 million tonnes of cocoa. The most common form of cocoa that people use is cocoa powder. It is easy to use and can add flavour to any dish. 

Cocoa beans produce cocoa powder derived from the Theobroma cacao L plant. Chocolate is made mainly from cocoa beans, but it might also turn into cocoa powder. The powder provides numerous health benefits.

About the Author

Mehak holds masters in foods and nutrition from Amity university, Noida. She has a keen interest in public health and nutrition and has been in charge of various projects with milestone NGO. She has worked with people over the globe to bring out the changes in their lives and has always been working towards lifestyle modifications via good dietary practices. According to her a healthy lifestyle is not about the destination but all about the journey.

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