· Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, to produce chocolate milk and hot chocolate
· When included as a cooking ingredient in cakes, desserts, sauces etc. they add a touch of real chocolatey flavor.
· Chocolate is best used in conjunction with other ingredients and used to make tasty treats such a chocolate cookies, muffins and chocolate mousses.
· Chocolate is the best option for use in cooking as it gives the chef greater control over the consistency and sweetness of the dish.
How to store chocolate
Store chocolates in plastic wrappings in refrigerator.
Health benefits of chocolate
We love to indulge into chocolate and it does have some benefits but only when had in limited quantities occasionally. Some research indicates that in small quantities the antioxidants
and the cocoa in it may exhibit heart
protecting by fighting the harmful free radicals. Remember the more the cocoa, the more healthy is the chocolate. Some studies have also shown that a small piece of chocolate can bring a smile on your face as it soothe the brain. However uncontrolled consumption of chocolate on a regular basis leads to obesity which in turn can be a root cause of other ailments. It is also high in sugar content and thus too much consumption can cause dental carries. Mood swings, acne and bloating may be some of the other side effects of chocolate.