The average 40 gram bar of dark chocolate contains 250 calories and 14 grams of fat! If the chocolate bar uses Dutch processs cocoa, some of the polyphenols will be destroyed. This NuNaturals Cocoa Extract contains a higher concentration of polyphenols and theobromines from cocoa.
Just 10mL of this Cocoa Extract contains the same amount of polyphenols and theobromines in a chocolate bar at a fraction of the same cost, but without the fat and calories! But how does it taste? Delicious! Just a touch of our non-bitter NuStevia™ extract has been added to complement the taste of the Cocoa extract.
Antioxidants are chemicals that prevent the oxidation of other compounds. Oxidation is the process of adding oxygen to a compound. The oxidation process, if left unchecked, can produce “free radical” molecules. Free radicals can start chemical reactions that can cause damage to cells and DNA. Antioxidants help reduce the level free radicals by acting as recipients of the extra oxygen thus preventing the oxidation and subsequent damage to your cells. Your body can fight against this oxidation but this ability declines with age. You can enhance your body’s antioxidant defenses by eating antioxidant-rich foods. NuNaturals Cocoa Extract has very high polyphenol is a excellent way to nourish your body with antioxidants.
ORAC, or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a measure of antioxidant power. This measure quantitates a food’s ability to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Journal of the American Chemical Society show that cocoa is one of the highest foods on the ORAC chart.
Water, 20% Pure Grain Alcohol (from various grains), 15% Vegetable Glycerine (Derived from Palm)