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Publix
(239) 948-1174
21301 South Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL
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Publix
(239) 458-8900
100 Hancock Bridge Pkwy W
Cape Coral, FL
Pharmacy #
(239) 458-2070

Publix
(239) 772-3332
1631 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral, FL
Pharmacy #
(239) 574-9183

BJ's
(239) 829-3300
1929 Ne Pine Island Rd.
Cape Coral, FL
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Gas(R), BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Delicatessen, Liquor, Rotisserie Chicken, Tire Center, Verizon Wireless Kiosk
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Publix
(239) 573-0818
1735 Ne Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL
Pharmacy #
(239) 573-6493

Publix
(239) 282-5515
3015 Sw Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL
Pharmacy #
(239) 282-5530

Walmart Supercenter
(239) 772-9220
1619 Del Prado Blvd
Cape Coral, FL
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(239) 772-4900
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Publix
(239) 540-0137
127 Cape Coral Pkwy W
Cape Coral, FL
Pharmacy #
(239) 540-2182

Publix
(239) 574-6395
2420 Santa Barbara Blvd
Cape Coral, FL
Pharmacy #
(239) 574-7987

Supertarget
(239) 829-2639
1890 Pine Island Road Ne
Cape Coral, FL
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Chocolate – Cheaper AND more Antioxidants than other Super Foods?

Chocolate – Cheaper AND more Antioxidants than other Super Foods?

Chocolate – Cheaper AND more Antioxidants than other Super Foods? Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Chocolate – Cheaper AND more Antioxidants than other Super Foods?

According to the USDA’s ORAC scale (system of measuring antioxidant levels in food) raw chocolate powder scores higher than virtually all foods tested. Raw chocolate is exceptionally high in flavonoids, a precious antioxidant that helps to gobble up cell damaging, wrinkle-causing, tissue-destructive free radicals. Even better for those feeling the squeeze of the current economy – it’s cheaper to come by than many super foods.

This comes as a shock to most devotees of the nutrient-rich super berries promoted so heavily in the marketplace.

Tipping the ORAC Scales
According to results listed by the USDA and others from Brunswick Laboratories, blueberries score in the neighborhood of 2,400 ORAC units per 100g, while acai berries score 18,500, the popular goji berry came in at 25,300, while raw cacao powder scores a whopping 95,500. In comparison, the typical “dark chocolate” options come in around 13,200. This means that gram for gram; raw cacao powder has about 723% more antioxidants than typical dark chocolate.

When chocolate as an antioxidant source began to hit the airwaves it was dark chocolate that got all the fanfare. And while true, dark chocolate scores higher than milk chocolate (where antioxidants have to share more and more space with the added sugar and milk), you can see it gets its little dark chocolate butt kicked when compared to raw unsweetened cacao. To understand the chocolaty mystery, it helps to understand from where the delectable goodness comes.

Where the Bean Meets the Bar
Quality chocolate sources begin with the Theobroma Cacao bean which hails largely from Central America and Southern Mexico. The beans are then roasted, and cracked to remove the skins which give us cacao nibs. Cacao nibs are then ground. The heat of the grinding liquefies the cacao into chocolate liquor. Once cooled, this liquor is pressed separating the cacao oil (also known as cocoa butter). The remaining solids are pressed into cakes that become cacao powder. The separation of the oil makes the cacao powder more concentrated, yielding a higher ORAC scale (95,500) than the nibs (still an impressive 62,100). In this pure state raw cacao is a surprising source of protein and fiber. (Although the tasty nibs have more fat due to their oil content.)

To maintain peak nutrition levels raw cacao is slowly processed below 118 degrees Fahrenheit. More common manufacturing processes can use temperatures up to 266 degrees (130 degrees Celsius). Be sure the cacao powder you choose is an organic variety to avoid pesticides and fertilizers that are common practice with cacao bean production.

Seventy percent of manufactured chocolate is sourced from a lower quality hybrid strain of the cacao bean grown in Africa. This bean requires higher fermentation levels which destroy many antioxidants. Sugar and milk are then added,...

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