from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Plenty of folks like chocolate, so it makes some sense to try to make chocolate ever so slightly more healthy (as long as the taste isn’t horribly affected). If you’re going to binge on chocolate in the near future, you might want to check out a few of these links to help rationalize your chocolate consumption.
- Scientists have figured out some simple processing steps that help maximize the naturally-occurring antioxidants in chocolate. Storing cacao pods for a week and roasting them at lower temperatures seem to help make slightly healthier chocolate — as if anyone needed another excuse to eat chocolate. [url]
- Watch how 12 pounds of chocolate is formed into an enormous Easter egg. Then watch some cacao farmers from the Ivory Coast eat chocolate for the first time. [url]
- The global demand for chocolate is increasing, but the supply hasn’t caught up. The price of chocolate might be going up unless farmers figure out how to grow more cacao to feed the world’s hunger for delicious chocolate bars. [url]
If you’d like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.