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Since chocolate comes from a "bean", does it have omega 3 fatty acids?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: Cocoa beans
Apparently cocoa beans do contain omega-3 fatty acid, but whether it is ala (alpha linolenic acid, the plant omega-3) which the body must convert (not very efficiently) to dha/epa, i was unable to determine.
Nevertheless, cocoa beans contain numerous beneficial minerals.

In brief: Cocoa beans
Apparently cocoa beans do contain omega-3 fatty acid, but whether it is ala (alpha linolenic acid, the plant omega-3) which the body must convert (not very efficiently) to dha/epa, i was unable to determine.
Nevertheless, cocoa beans contain numerous beneficial minerals.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Chocolate fat
Cocoa beans contain approximately 50% fat.
It is primarily comprised of two saturated fatty acids (palmitic and stearic acids) and one mono-unsaturated acid (oleic acid). Cocoa butter and chocolate do not raise blood cholesterol. However, when consuming milk chocolate or lower grade chocolate where a part of the total fat content comes from milk fat or various other types of fat, it's not the same.

In brief: Chocolate fat
Cocoa beans contain approximately 50% fat.
It is primarily comprised of two saturated fatty acids (palmitic and stearic acids) and one mono-unsaturated acid (oleic acid). Cocoa butter and chocolate do not raise blood cholesterol. However, when consuming milk chocolate or lower grade chocolate where a part of the total fat content comes from milk fat or various other types of fat, it's not the same.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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