"The superiority of chocolate (hot chocolate), both for health and nourishment, will soon give it
the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain..."|
-Thomas Jefferson, 1785 letter to John Adams
Chocolate and Nutrients
Chocolate provides a number of nutrients the body requires daily. A milk chocolate bar weighing 1.4 ounces contains about three grams of protein, fifteen percent of the Daily Value of riboflavin, nine percent of the Daily Value for calcium and seven percent of the Daily Value for iron.
Almonds and peanuts added to chocolate increase the nutrients in a bar. This is particularly true for protein. Milk chocolate bars with almonds also have increased amounts of calcium, iron and riboflavin.