Dark chocolate is a form of chocolate which has a higher content of cocoa powder and less milk than other forms of chocolate. Government and industry standards of what products may be labeled "dark chocolate" vary by country and market.
Noted for being high in antioxidants, such as polyphenols, and relatively low in sugar, it has gained a reputation as a healthier alternative to other types of chocolate, such as milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has also been described as a potential superfood. Dark chocolate is a great source for electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is also a source of antioxidants, fiber, and flavonols. This has helped lead to a global increase in demand for dark chocolate.[unreliable source?]
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||2,708.42 kJ (647.33 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||10.9 g|
|Vitamin A equiv.||
|Vitamin A||39 IU|
|Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
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