Have any of you guys tried 100% cacao chocolate that has no added milk or sugar (or other sweeteners, for that matter)? For a while now, I’ve been consuming 2-2.5 ounces of Ghirardelli’s 100% chocolate per day, in either chip or bar form.
I don’t mind the bitterness at all. Nutritionally, it’s pretty similar to nuts, except it has more saturated fat and less polyunsaturated fat. According to nutritiondata.com, one ounce has the following mineral breakdowns (percentages refer to the RDAs for a 2000-calorie diet):
Calcium- 28.3mg- 3%
Iron- 4.9mg- 27% (not too thrilled about this one)
Magnesium- 91.6mg- 23%
Phosphorus- 112mg- 11%
Potassium- 232mg- 7%
Sodium- 6.7mg- 0%
Zinc- 2.7mg- 18%
Copper- 0.9mg- 45%
Manganese- 1.2mg- 58%
Selenium- 2.3mcg- 3%
It also has roughly 5 grams of fiber per ounce. Additionally, it has a lot of interesting phytonutrients with various observed health benefits, particularly for the circulatory system.
I get 4-ounce Ghirardelli bars for $2.69 each at my local supermarket… the Baker’s brand from Kraft has a cheaper variety that is also 100% cacao, but I don’t like the taste as much.