Pure Belgian chocolate provides the body with a plethora of minerals

Often working in conjunction with vitamins, minerals are indispensable to healthy physical functioning.

% of RDA *
per 100gr
In which chocolate? Functions
Calcium
3 – 40%
Mostly found in milk and white chocolate – needed for the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth
– together with vitamin A, aids coagulation of blood in wounds
– plays a role in muscle function
Magnesium
6 – 60%
The greatest concentrations are found in dark chocolate – helps maintain a strong skeletal system
– primarily active in the promotion of memory and brain function and in preventing depression
Copper
0 – 60%
Mostly found in dark chocolate, in a lesser extent, in milk chocolate – has a role in countering cardiovascular disease
Iron
2 – 35%
Mostly found in dark chocolate – active in the transport of oxygen to all body tissues
Phosphorus
25 – 35%
Only found in milk and dark chocolate – involved in the maintenance of a strong skeletal system.
– has a role in the utilization of energy arising from food.
Zinc
7 – 17%
The highest concentrations are found in dark chocolate – important in the take-up of nutritional elements from macro-nutrients
– involved in cell growth and the repair of tissue in the human body
Manganese
0 – 100%
Mostly found in dark chocolate, in a lesser extent, in milk chocolate – helps the functioning of the nervous system
* RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance

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