Superchocolate: Can chocolate really be a functional food?
A chocolate bar containing 33% pure refined turmeric has been launched into the global functional foods market, as a convenient and enjoyable way to increase daily dosage of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
The chocolate also contains black pepper and moringa, the brand say this is to aide absorption of the curcumin and to boost the anti-inflammatory benefits.
“Since turmeric is best absorbed faster in the body and nutrient pipeline with heat, fat and pepper, Chocumin includes black pepper and natural fats from the chocolate,” Branch said, adding this is why turmeric is normally consumed in curry dishes.
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