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07 February 2011

Chocolate is a 'super fruit'

It is widely known that fruit contains antioxidants which may be beneficial to health. Now a study shows that chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants.

It is widely known that fruit contains antioxidants which may be beneficial to health. New research published in the open access journal Chemistry Central Journal demonstrates that chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants and contains more polyphenols and flavanols than fruit juice.

Dr Debra Miller, the senior author of the paper, says that, "Cacao seeds are a 'Super Fruit' providing nutritive value beyond that of their macronutrient composition".

 
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