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Why Milk Chocolate May Soon be as Healthy as Dark Chocolate

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

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The reason dark chocolate is a healthier option is due to the antioxidants it contains, but health enhancing as they are, they also give dark chocolate its signature bitter taste.  Researchers added something modern manufacturers often throw away, and the rest is potentially healthier chocolate.

Researchers from North Carolina State University, whose work was recently published in The Journal of Food Science, took generic (and delicious) milk chocolate and added beneficial antioxidants to it.

But they didn’t add the polyphenols from cocoa because by increasing the cocoa content they would also increase the bitterness. Instead, they took peanut skins, the purplish-red skin on top of a shelled peanut, and processed it with an artificial sweetener until it blended nicely with milk chocolate.

According to a blind taste test of 80 people, the fortified milk chocolate and the regular milk chocolate were indiscernible.

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via http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/healthy-milk-chocolate-antioxidants-1.3834554

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