Thursday , 20 June 2024

Health Effects and Benefits of Chocolate

Bachu Naveena*, Chennuru Madavi latha, Pigilam Sri Chandana, Pamula Nandini, Koppolu Hyndavi
Narayana Pharmacy College, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Its history can be traced back to the ancient peoples of Central and South America.  Early civilizations gave a religious significance to their beloved cocoa and their descendants still give offerings of cacao to their gods to this day. Chocolate may even have helped change the course of history.  One of the great riches of the New World discovered by the conquistadors, a vein of chocolate runs through many historical events:  imperialism and the slave trade, revolutions planned in the coffee houses of 17th-century Europe, the Industrial Revolution and as a welcome boost to the morale of troops in many wars. Today, it is impossible to imagine a world without chocolate.  In the words of Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company, “caramels are only a fad.  Chocolate is a permanent thing.
Keywords: Physico-chemical traits, ash values, SEM, FT-IR spectroscopy

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