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Joy of Chocolate

  1. 1. Chocolate Makes our day a lot better
  2. 2. A little history… • Chocolate is a processed, typically sweetened food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. • The earliest evidence of use traces to the Mokaya, with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BC. • An early Classic-period (460–480 AD) Mayan tomb suggests the Maya were drinking chocolate around 400 AD. • By the 15th century, the Aztecs gained control of a large part of Mesoamerica and adopted cacao into their culture. • Until the 16th century, no European had ever heard of the popular drink from the Central and South American peoples.
  3. 3. Types of chocolate Several types of chocolate can be distinguished: • Pure, unsweetened chocolate • Milk chocolate • Sweet chocolate • Dark chocolate • White chocolate • Bittersweet chocolate • Unsweetened chocolate • Raw chocolate
  4. 4. Cacao varieties Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially fermented seeds of the cacao evergreen tree native to the deep tropical region of the Americas. Cacao varieties • Criollo • Forastero • Trinitario
  5. 5. Why to eat chocolate • Cocoa or dark chocolate may positively affect the circulatory system. • Eating chocolate can help reduce the risk of certain cardiovascular problems and also reduce blood pressure in both overweight and normal adults. • Dark chocolate may lower cholesterol levels in adults. • Possible effects;anticancer, brain stimulator, cough preventor. • Eases diarrhea symptoms.
  6. 6. Is it dangerous? • Chocolate is believed to cause hertburn. • Increases the risk of obesity. • Can cause some health concerns particularly for individuals at risk for kidney stones. • And there is a slight concern of mild lead poisoning for some types of chocolate. • On elderly people chocolate might cause osteoporosis. • Chocolate may be addictive.
  7. 7. Beauty benefits of chocolate • Helps keeping your skin healthy, glowing and just flawless. • Protect your skin from free radical damage; keeping it soft, supple and juvenile for long. • It shields your skin against detrimental UV rays and thus helps preventing conditions like sunburns and skin cancer. • It sloughs off the dead skin cells and allows the newly exposed, fresh skin to breathe freely. • It is also found to be very effective in reducing hair loss. • Chocolate makes hair super-glossy and voluminous. • It also helps minimizing the odds of getting scalp infections.
  8. 8. The chocolate industry • Easter; when moulded chocolate rabbits and eggs are traditionally given in Christian communities. • Hanukkah; when chocolate coins are given in Jewish communities. • Valentine’s Day; chocolate heartsand chocolate in heart-shaped boxes Chocolate has been the center of several successful book and film adaptations. • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Like Water for Chocolate • Chocolat
  9. 9. Chocolate and fashion Chocolate is also used in Fashion Shows all over the world: • Le Salon du Chocolat • Chocolate Show London • Chocolate Fashion Show in New York • Chocolate fashion show in Paris
  10. 10. 10 of the Most Popular Chocolate Brands 1. Ferrero Rocher 2. Lindt & Sprüngli 3. Ghirardelli 4. Guylian 5. Patchi 6. Toblerone 7. Cadbury 8. Galaxy 9. Mars 10. Kit Kat
  11. 11. Chocolate fun facts • The smell of chocolateincreases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation. • White Chocolate isn't technically Chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. • The inventor of theChocolate Chip Cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for alifetime supply of chocolate • There are Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate. • Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protect against tooth decay. • “Chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which ironically means “bitter water”. • When men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate. • Apparently chocolate melting in one’s mouth can cause a more intense and longer-lasting pleasure than kissing. • Remember that myth about chocolate causing acne? It isn’t true and scientists have proved it. That’s a fact!
  12. 12. “There is no metaphysics on earth like chocolate.” Fernando Pessoa Xheni Hysa Thank you 