For high-end production and consumption, organic chocolate was deemed by chocolates and gourmands alike as unsuitable, but now that is not the case. More and more people who are in the chocolate business, slowly but surely are getting their growers in tropical climes to grow organic cacao.
Coming from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree all chocolate is made from cocoa powder, which like all organic food, to cultivate organic cacao trees, no synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used in them. Organically grown sugar is used in real organic chocolate.
But when compared to organic chocolate, michel cluizelis an environmental nightmare. More pesticides are used than any other industrial agricultural product by conventional cacao tree cultivation except cotton, according to some reports.
And regular chocolate usually contains high fructose corn syrup, wax, artificial flavors and colors, and other unappetizing ingredients in addition to using synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
Fair trade practices help to ensure that the workers are paid a living wage, work in safer conditions, and have access to health care, education and other important opportunities although they aren't necessarily better for the environment.
scharffen bergerand fair trade chocolate have an amazingly rich, aromatic flavor and according to all reports they are completely different from industrially produced chocolate. The taste of organic dark chocolate is described by fans of dark chocolate as a near-transcendent experience.
The chocolate flavors of some leading brands in 2011, Consumer Reports rated and found that two organic chocolates Theo Chocolate and Dagoba Organic Authentic were among the most delectable. They're not quite costly as well but highly tasty as well.
To impress one’s loved one, try some organic chocolate and discover how sweet it is to help Mother Earth.
Chocolate has captured the human palate and heart since the first use by the ancient Central and South Americans thousands of years ago. From merely being one of the most cherished foods on the planet to one of the most studied now it has graduated. Scientists report that there are several health benefits of chocolates. The chocolates also contain many chemicals that act in a pleasant way on the moods of its consumers.
Unfortunately, there are several negative impacts of chocolates as well. Chocolates have lot of sugar or maltitol which has several disadvantages. To make it yummy and low in carbs, it takes some ingenuity but it can be surely done.
In more ways than one chocolate is often spoken of as being good for the heart. Studies indicate that chocolate can improve blood vessel responsiveness blood pressure, and cholesterol. For improving glucose tolerance other studies have shown it has potential, which is important to those of us who are using low-carb diets to minimize blood glucose spikes.