CHOCOLATE is a food ingredient that is really popular throughout the world. Certainly, chocolate is favored by all walks of life, from children to the elderly. The exoticism of chocolate is indeed extraordinary. For some people, especially for young people, chocolate is a symbol of love.
Some studies show consumption of chocolate triggers the release of serotonin in the brain. that hormone can give a feeling of pleasure and a good mood. That is why on Valentine’s Day (February 14), chocolate is the most given gift to loved ones (boyfriend, husband, and wife, or children and parents).
Chocolate does not only delicious for consumption but also has extraordinary properties. In Latin, the brown tree is called Theobroma cacao, which means food from God. So-called because besides it tastes good, chocolate is believed to be able to prolong life. Chocolate is also claimed to be able to prevent various heart diseases and various cancers. Is it true that chocolate has such powerful properties?
Cocoa plants have been known since long times ago as one of the herbs that are beneficial for health. The use of cocoa was traditionally popularized by the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs, namely the ancient Indian tribes. Its use in the world of ingredients can be as a single ingredient or mixed into other ingredients.
At the end of the 16th century, there are of physicians used cocoa as a medicine for fever, relieved fatigue, and had been used to make people unconscious. Until the mid-20th century, more than 100 manuscripts had been found containing ancient recipes that recommended cocoa as a healing agent.
At present, cocoa is better known as the essential ingredient in making chocolate. Today chocolate products are very diverse, ranging from real chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate wafers, and so forth.
extremly high chocolate consumption is frequently blamed of harming health. cause due to the high fat in chocolate. World health also admitted. Actually there are still many other foods that are healthier than chocolate processed products. However, why has the popularity of chocolate never faded? What’s in chocolate?
Complete Nutrition Substance
Chocolate is a derivative product of a cocoa plant originally from Central America. The part of the plant that is taken to produce chocolate is the seeds contained in the cocoa fruit. just one cocoa fruit carries 30 to 40 seeds.
Harvested brown beans are then fermented, dried, roasted, and pressed to take the oil. Fermentation is a therapy that affects the distinctive aroma of chocolate.
The main component that plays a role in aroma formation is tannin. Chocolate oil is also famous for the term cocoa butter. The brown waste oil in the form of paste is then cooled, ground, the clan is sifted to obtain chocolate powder or cocoa powder. Chocolate powder still contains sufficiently complete nutrients, especially carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and some minerals.
The chocolate powder also carries small amounts of fat . Other minor ingredients in chocolate powder are theobromine , caffeine, polyphenols, clan, and water. Chocolate powder is then applied as raw material in making commercial chocolate, which is as a dough forming. In order for the flavor and aroma to be better, cocoa butter is combined on those chocolate powder . The content of cocoa butter in chocolate products has a positive correlation with product quality and of course the price.
Infuse Efforia, Improve Mood
Chocolate contains stimulant substances, which are a little caffeine and theobromine, both belonging to the family of methylxanthine. Every one ounce of milk chocolate carries the same caffeine
1 cup of coffee that has been decreased by caffeine . It can be expected that the level of chocolate caffeine is very small, so it is safe for consumption by children though. While the effect of theobromina on the heart is not as strong as caffeine, so people with heart disease can still enjoy the delicious chocolate.
Chocolate processed goods contain phenylethylamine stimulants which have antidepressant effects, just like amphetamines have. The substance contains the pharmacological component of n-acetylethanolamine, which is associated with cannabis or marijuana, which can trigger the release of anandamide, an endogenous opiate that has the effect of euphoria.
cause that chocolate can improve the mood of those who consume it. That’s what causes chocolate processed foods, often referred to as affection food, which is food that can make people happy and happy.