Mineral essential elements for nutrition in different chocolate products.

@article{Cinquanta2016MineralEE,
  title={Mineral essential elements for nutrition in different chocolate products.},
  author={Luciano Cinquanta and Cinzia Di Cesare and Remo Manoni and A. Piano and Piero Roberti and Giancarlo Salvatori},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={
          773-8
        }
}
In this work, the essential mineral nutritional elements in cocoa beans, in chocolates at different cocoa percentage (60,70,80 and 90%) and in milk chocolate are evaluated. Dark chocolates are confirmed as an excellent source of magnesium (252.2 mg/100 g) and iron (10.9 mg/100 g): in chocolate containing 90% cocoa, their content corresponds to, respectively, 67.0% and 80.3 of Nutrient Reference Values (NRV) in the European Union. The chocolate containing 90% cocoa is also a good source of zinc… CONTINUE READING

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