Chocolates with high cacao are higher in antioxidants and lower in sugar.
Some supposedly dark chocolates are only 50% cacao, which means the remaining 50% is mostly sugar.
Read the ingredients – the fewer the better.
Avoid buying chocolate with ingredients you cannot pronounce.
Which dark chocolate is the healthiest?
Healthy Dark Chocolate Brands
- Pascha. Organic, fair trade, non-GMO dark chocolate.
- Endangered Species. 72% Cacao and 88% Cacao bars (panther).
- Alter Eco. USDA Organic and Fair Trade.
- Taza. 80%, 87%, and 95% cacao bars.
- Green & Blacks. 70% Cacao and 85% Cacao bars.
What percentage of dark chocolate is the healthiest?
But it matters what type of dark chocolate you nibble on. For the heart health benefits, reach for at least 70 percent cacao, which is fairly bitter without the added fat and sugar. And don’t forget that even though dark chocolate is considered a (somewhat) healthy treat, it still packs plenty of calories.
Is 70% dark chocolate healthy?
A 100-gram bar of dark chocolate with 70–85% cocoa contains (1): 11 grams of fiber. 67% of the RDI for iron. 58% of the RDI for magnesium.
How much dark chocolate should I eat a day?
What is the daily recommended amount of dark chocolate? The recommended “dose” of dark chocolate is approximately 1 to 2 ounces, or 30-60g, experts say. Indulge in anything more than that, and you may be consuming too many calories. A 1.45-ounce (41 gram) Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar has 190 calories.